UPTE Chapter 3 represents Technical, Research and Healthcare employees at UC Santa Cruz, and is one of 11 Chapters representing each of the University of California Campuses, Medical Centers and Department of Energy National Laboratories, all of which constitute UPTE-CWA Local 9119.
UPTE is a democratic, member-run union made up entirely of UC employees and retirees. Decisions are made by UPTE members and their elected representatives. Our success is due to the high level of activism among our members.
After eight days of strikes in 2018 and 2019, UPTE secured its best HX, RX, and TX contracts ever in August 2019. These contracts include regular raises totaling at least 29% from 2019 to 2024, daily overtime, and maintaining one of the best pensions in the country, with maximum retirement still at age 60.
We invite you to join us.