ULP Strike: Vote YES

Official Notice: UC Unfair to Counseling Psychologists – Vote to Authorize an Unfair Labor Practice Strike

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

UC has brazenly disregarded the rights of Counseling Psychologists at the bargaining table and it is time to take immediate action. Since Counseling Psychologists joined the HX bargaining unit in 2016, UC has put up roadblocks to negotiating a fair contract. Whether summarily terminating employees at the UC Davis campus, making regressive proposals or rushing to impasse in order to impose draconian proposals on unit members, UC has demonstrated time and again how little it values fairness in the workplace. Our legal team filed unfair labor practice charges against the University for a wide variety of unlawful tactics they have used.

Despite these legal charges and despite UPTE’s repeated appeals to UC to revamp its approach and comply with the law, UC’s illegal conduct has been unremitting. We are seeking authorization to call an unfair labor practice strike at every UC campus facility where Counseling Psychologists are employed. This strike will call out UC for its illegal conduct at the bargaining table and let UC know that Counseling Psychologists demand to be treated fairly. If a majority of members vote for strike authorization, UPTE leadership will have the authority to call a ULP strike at the appropriate time.

We need to show right now – LOUD & CLEAR – that we will no longer tolerate bad faith tactics at the bargaining table and that UC needs to respect Counseling Psychologists and the bargaining process. The time to make our voices heard is now!


UC Berkeley:
April 12, 8:30am - 9:30am. and 12:15pm - 1:00pm, Tang Lobby
April 12, 12:15pm - 12:45pm., 2311 Bowditch, 2nd Floor Group/Break Room
April 13, 12:15pm - 1:00pm, Tang Lobby

UC Davis:

April 13, 9:00am - 10:00am., Mind Institute Café
April 13, 11:00am - 2:00pm., North Hall Patio

UC Irvine:
April 12, 10:00am - 2:00pm., Student Center Terrrace (near the ATM machines)

UC Los Angeles:
April 12, noon - 1:00pm., The Bruin Bear
April 13, 11:00am - 1:30pm., The Bruin Bear

UC Merced:
April 12, 11:30am - 1:30 pm., Lantern Cafe at Kolligian Library

UC Riverside:
April 12, 10:00am - 2:00 pm., Starbucks (outside patio)

UC San Diego:
April 13, 11:00am - 1:00pm., Student Services Center, Room 400

UC Santa Barbara:
April 12, 11:30am - 1:30 pm., next to Stork Tower

UC Santa Cruz:
April 12, 10:00am - 2:00pm. and 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Cowell Student Health Center parking lot

In Solidarity,
UPTE-CWA Local 9119 Executive Board
Jamie McDole, President
Joaquin Chavez, Vice President
Dan Russell, Executive Vice President
Shanna Vela, Treasurer
Fernando Martinez, Secretary
UPTE-CWA 9119 | P.O. Box 4443, Berkeley, CA 94704 | 510-704-8783 | info@upte-cwa.org