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 services

  • 5:15 p.m. — METRO buses are back on campus. 
  • 2:30 p.m. — Traffic continues to flow through both entrances. Picketers are at Science Hill. This page will be updated as there is important information to share.
  • 1:45 p.m. — All four dining halls are open through 8 p.m. Late night dining through 11 pm to be determined by 4:45.
  • 1:30 p.m. — METRO is not coming to campus today. Campus shuttles are running regular loops.
  • 12:16 p.m. — Traffic is flowing freely through both the main entrance and the west entrance. Motorists should drive with caution, anticipate increased pedestrian activity, and plan for possible delays. Metro is not coming on campus. TAPS is continuing to run regular loops.
  • 11:40 a.m — All dining halls on campus are currently open. Both Perk carts (PBSci and Baskin) are open. Find information about which food trucks are on campus today and their hours on the UCSC Mobile Food Finder — Food Trucks and Pop-ups webpage.
  • 10:40 a.m — Traffic continues to flow freely through both entrances. With rainy weather continuing, motorists should drive with extra caution and watch for pedestrians. 
  • 9:50 a.m. — Metro is no longer coming on campus. TAPS is continuing to run regular loops.
  • 9:48 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.
  • 9 a.m. — Metro currently operating as normal on campus. Normal loop service also in operation. Westside connector and bike shuttle remain suspended.
  • 8:30 a.m — Traffic continues to flow freely through both entrances. With rainy weather, motorists should drive with extra caution and watch for pedestrians. 
  • 7:45 a.m. — Oakes Cafe, Stevenson Coffee Shop and Perk carts in PSB & Baskin are set to open at 8 a.m. The opening of Global Village Cafe and Porter Market may be delayed. 
  • 7:25 a.m. — All four dining halls are open. Metro buses and campus shuttles are running regular routes through campus. 
  • 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 through dinner. 

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 posted a map of its modified service loop on its various social media channels, including 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.