University of California, San Diego


June 9, 2005


SUBJECT:    Potential CUE/Clerical Employee Unit Strike - June 13, 2005

For approximately one year, the University of California (UC) and the Coalition of University Employees union (CUE) have been engaged in collective bargaining for a new labor contract for employees in the clerical bargaining unit. At UCSD, CUE represents approximately 2,200 employees in the clerical unit. At this time, the parties have been unable to reach agreement on the terms of the contract, but it is the University's intention to continue working with CUE representatives to arrive at an agreement.

The University believes CUE intends to conduct a one-day strike on Monday, June 13, and that the strike will be illegal because the University and CUE are engaged in ongoing negotiations and have not completed the statutorily mandated impasse process.

Should the strike occur, UCSD's normal operations will continue during the anticipated job action. If you experience service delays or interruptions, we ask for your patience during this brief period. If you have special needs, please contact the responsible UCSD department. Any picket lines are expected to be peaceful demonstrations.

All academic and staff employees are expected to report to work as normal on Monday, June 13. Employees who request the use of sick leave for that day will be required to provide medical documentation. Employees without previously arranged absences or verifiable medical absences who do not report to work on Monday, June 13, will be considered absent without authorization and will not be paid. Please communicate this information to anyone in your department with a need to know, such as managers and supervisors, so they are prepared to answer questions from their staff. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding. UCSD appreciates the efforts of all its employees in carrying out the University's mission of teaching, research, public service and patient care during this time.

If you have any questions about this matter, please contact your supervisor.

Rogers Davis
Assistant Vice Chancellor -
Human Resources