UCLA Prepared for Five-Day Skilled Trades Strike
Teamsters Local 2010, which represents some 600 UCLA skilled trades workers, including electricians, plumbers, service engineers, carpenters, facilities workers, facilities mechanics and others, has asked its members to strike at UCLA and at UCLA Health facilities in Westwood and Santa Monica from 12:00 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. UCLA has been negotiating with Teamsters for a new contract since Aug. 30, 2016.
UCLA contends that this is an unlawful, pre-impasse economic strike.
In anticipation of this strike, UCLA and UCLA Health have developed plans that will allow the campus and all facilities within its medical enterprise to remain open.
UCLA respects the contributions of its workers and shares in their desire to come to an agreement on a fair and competitive contract in the near future. This resolution, however, will only be achieved if both parties engage in respectful and productive dialogue at the bargaining table.
Please refer to this page for further updates.
Skilled Trades Strike Statement from UCLA Health
UCLA Health’s first priority is to provide patients with safe, high-quality medical care. In anticipation of a strike, UCLA Health has a plan to ensure that our hospitals and clinics remain open and fully operational and continue to serve the medical needs of our patients and the community.