Scheduled labor strike on January 10

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Interim Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor Herbert Lee

The University of California has been informed that strike activities are planned on UC campuses and medical centers on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

UC and Teamsters Local 2010 have been unable to reach agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, and the union has called for a systemwide strike.

At this time, we do not know how these strike activities will impact the operation of our campus. However, we expect that participants in a strike will remain respectful of the rights and needs of the broader campus community and that any strike-related activities on our campus will unfold in a safe and positive manner.

Given that the strike falls on the first day of Tuesday instruction, I have encouraged faculty to communicate via email with students.

Staff members are asked to check in with supervisors and managers ahead of this day. And it is imperative that students, staff, and faculty monitor developments throughout the strike day.

As a manager, supervisor, or employee, if you have questions about the strike or the impact of the strike on your working environment or your employees, please contact your Employee & Labor Relations Analyst.

Toward that end, we will be activating a number of communication channels that will enable members of the campus community to stay informed about any operational impacts caused by strike activities on January 10.

Before coming to campus on Tuesday, please check a special web page, where the Public Affairs Office will post information and updates. The campus's communication hotline (459-INFO) will be activated early in the morning on January 10, and KZSC Radio (88.1 FM) will broadcast news and information on an as-needed basis. We will also share information via UCSC's Twitter account.

Finally, if you haven't done so already, please make sure your contact information is current in CruzAlert, the campus's phone-based emergency notification system.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.