UPTE-CWA members march into bargaining with the University of California, present thousands of petitions against takeaways

UPTE-CWA Local 9119 members marched into a bargaining session at UCLA on June 21 to give management thousands of signatures on petitions from their coworkers demanding protection for quality jobs, research, health care and education.

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Local 2010 ULP Strike Makes Waves Across California

Yesterday, thousands of UC clerical, administrative and skilled trades workers stood together to strike at every UC campus, medical center, and the Lawrence Berkeley Lab. Our strike, pickets and rallies were extremely effective at bringing our message to the public and showing the University our power and our worth.

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Capital & Main – UC Clerical Workers: Nickel and Dimed in a High-Rent Economy

by Jim Crogan 

Serious contract negotiations are now underway between the University of California system and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents nearly 14,000 clerical workers and administrative support staff. At issue is a union-proposed, five-year contract that includes six percent annual raises, plus cost of living increases and a freeze on employee parking rates, according to Teamsters Local 2010 spokesperson Christian Castro. 

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