It is important to note that the full contract negotiations of our system-wide bargaining units with unions are conducted by the University of California, not by local campuses or health systems. What is collective bargaining and how does it differ from what we had before? The University of California, Berkeley currently has 16 different trading units on campus. Each bargaining unit has a separate contract with a union representing all workers covered by that unit. The Higher Education Industrial Relations Act (HEERA) is the law that governs collective agreements and labour/management relations at the University of California. Below are details of the ongoing negotiations and existing employment contracts with each bargaining unit. Select your trading unit below for more information. If you need help with work/management interactions, collective guidelines/agreements, or to resolve employment issues, contact the Laboratory and Industrial Relations (LER). ELR@ucsf.edu exclusive representative: an exclusive representative is a union representing a group of workers in a unit of collective agreements on wages, hours and other conditions of employment. The University of California is working hard to establish industrial relations and negotiate fair agreements with the 15 unions representing more than 77,000 employees.
The university is committed to providing some of the most attractive compensation, benefits and opportunities to make it an employer of choice. Introductory fees: The introductory fee is set, like the fee, by joining the UAW. This is a one-time fee of $10 if you are a member. The introductory fee is used to inform new members of their rights under the collective agreement and to support the rights of members. Collective bargaining is a procedural and protected process that has a power relationship between workers and their employer. In collective bargaining, post-docs and academic researchers select representatives of their peers to negotiate on an equal footing with the UC administration. The outcome of the negotiations is a contract that sets the terms of employment. Through collective bargaining, university unions have successfully negotiated improvements in wages, benefits, job security, departures and many other conditions of employment.
Labor and Employee Relations (LER) provides comprehensive professional services in the areas of labour relations and labour relations to a large number of campus clients and medical centers. LER serves as a resource not only for employees, supervisors and managers, but also as representatives of UCSF in work/management interactions.