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UPTE-CWA Local 9119 Reaches Agreement with UCLA

Earlier this month, members of the Union of Professional and Technical Employees-CWA (UPTE-CWA Local 9119) put the finishing touches on a deal with the University of California Los Angeles Healthcare Center (UCLA) that includes a five percent equity increase for all plus additional compensation for night and weekend shifts, a critical issue since low pay is a primary cause of insufficient staffing and high turnover. UPTE-CWA-represented staff at UCLA include social workers, case managers, and healthcare workers.

UPTE-CWA members demonstrated their unity by signing a petition outlining their stances, hosting numerous membership meetings, and maintaining consistent communication with members over the two years of negotiations. This win comes ahead of full contract negotiations, which will begin later this year.

Jeanna Harris, a UPTE-CWA unit representative and case manager at the UCLA Medical Center, commented, “This victory is a testament to what we can achieve when we stand together, united by our commitment to fairness and equity.”

You can read more about the campaign in the UPTE-CWA Local 9119 news release.


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