Stay informed about the UAW labor strike

The United Auto Workers—the union that represents University of California postdoctoral scholars, academic researchers, and graduate students employed as researchers, instructors, teaching assistants, tutors, and readers—is holding a systemwide labor strike at all 10 UC campuses until UC and the UAW resolve their differences at the bargaining table.

These are systemwide contracts, and the UC Office of the President has worked hard to try to reach agreements with the union’s leadership for all four bargaining units. UC’s latest proposals, which reflect genuine responsiveness to union concerns related to compensation and benefits, show the university to be bargaining in good faith and working to address the most important issues raised during negotiations.

Academic Researchers, Postdoctoral Scholars, Graduate Student Researchers and Academic Student Employees are all valued members of the UCSC community and play important roles in supporting the university’s mission. We support the right of these employees to strike, and the campus is also taking steps to sustain the continuity of its research and instructional operations.

You can learn more online about the proposals UC has passed at each of these bargaining tables. Read more.

Stay Informed


Updates about campus operations and service:

  • 4:55 p.m.— Picketing has concluded for the day at the main entrance to campus. Metro is providing service on campus and campus transit is back to normal routes. This page will be updated tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. and throughout the day as needed.
  • 4:00 p.m. — Late night dining until 11 pm will be available as normally scheduled at College Nine/John R. Lewis, Cowell/Stevenson and Porter/Kresge. 
  • 2:30 p.m. — All four dining halls are open and will operate through dinner (8 pm).
  • 12:45 p.m. — Picketing is underway at the main entrance to campus. Traffic is flowing smoothly. Motorists in the area should watch for increased pedestrian activity. METRO is providing service to the base of campus. UCSC shuttles are providing modified loop service. 
  • 9:15 a.m. — Traffic continues to flow through both entrances. This page will be updated as there is new information to share. 
  • 8:18 a.m. — Picketing underway. Motorists should drive carefully and watch for increased pedestrian activity. Campus Transportation and Parking Services, or TAPS, has a map of its modified service loop on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. As a reminder, METRO is still operating, but only to the base of campus while there is picketing. The Bike Shuttle and Westside Connector shuttles are also not running today due to strike activity.
  • 7:41 a.m — All retail dining locations will open at 8 a.m., with the exception of Global Village Cafe and the Porter Market which will open at 9 am.
  • 7:05 a.m. — Traffic is flowing freely through both the main entrance and the west entrance. Motorists should drive with extreme caution, anticipate increased pedestrian activity, and plan for possible delays.

Dining

All four dining halls are open as scheduled for dinner service. Late night dining until 11 pm will be available as normally scheduled at College Nine/John R. Lewis, Cowell/Stevenson and Porter/Kresge. 

Athletics and Recreation

Open normal hours of operation. 

Bay Tree Campus Store

The Bay Tree Campus Store will be open during normal business hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Campus Transportation

Campus Transportation and Parking Services, or TAPS, has a map of its modified service loop on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. As a reminder, METRO is still operating, but only to the base of campus while there is picketing. The Bike Shuttle and Westside Connector shuttles are also not running today due to strike activity.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services are open and operational. This includes Primary Care, Counseling, Psychiatry, Case Management, Pharmacy, X-Ray, Optometry, CARE, SHOP and Cove. Lab services — All Quest labs must be completed prior to 2:30 p.m. Temporarily, we will be doing in-house labs only after 2:30 p.m. each day.

Libraries

McHenry and Science & Engineering library buildings will both open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Early Education Services

Early Education Services is set to open as scheduled at 7:30 a.m.

Temporary Work Space at Scotts Valley Center

Please email ahead if you will be coming to SVC as this is a secure building. You will need approval for access to use space and building entry.