Dear UCSF Community:
This week’s labor strike was a trying time for UCSF. It was difficult for everyone: our patients, those who came to work as usual, those on the picket lines, and those who volunteered after hours.
Our services ran smoothly to the extent possible, and throughout the strike employees across UCSF functioned as a team. In addition, we were able to provide safe, quality care to those with urgent needs that could not be postponed.
Over the next few weeks, UCSF Health will continue to feel the impact of the strike due to the need to accommodate those who had procedures, appointments, and treatments rescheduled.
We acknowledge that as everyone returns to work, there will be differences of opinion and conflicting feelings about the strike. However, we can all unite around our shared missions of patient care, research, and education and values of professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence.
Today and every day, we encourage unity and mutual respect. We remain committed with the UC Office of the President as well as other UC campuses and medical centers to finding a resolution to the issues that gave rise to this labor action.
We are grateful for all that you do for UCSF and UCSF Health.
Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor
Mark R. Laret
President and CEO