Update on campus demonstrations

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Public Affairs

As today’s labor action on campus by AFSCME service workers and others wraps up, we encourage members of the campus community to keep checking for updates starting early Wednesday on the continuing demonstrations and how they might be affecting campus operations.

Updates can be found at ucsc.edu/advisory. We also will share major updates via CruzAlert and through our 459-INFO phone line.

The demonstrations to date have been largely peaceful, and we appreciate your continued patience. We urge the campus community to drive carefully and allow extra travel time in the event there’s congestion on roads around campus.

Campus employees should immediately notify their supervisors if they feel threatened, harassed, or intimidated about crossing a picket line, or if they are prevented from working by picketers or striking employees. In cases of emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

A reminder than campus shuttles will not be running through the duration of the labor action, though Disability Van Service is available by calling 831-459-2829. Santa Cruz Metro buses also will not come onto campus during the protests. Metro is providing modified service, using bus stops on Bay Street near the main entrance or on High Street near Western Drive.

Faculty should communicate via email with students to discuss contingency plans, should access to campus be limited. Additionally, staff members should remain in contact with supervisors and managers to discuss their schedules and work locations.