Campus Messages

An archive of email messages sent to the entire UCSF community by the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor's Cabinet.

December 19, 2022
UC System

Dear UCSF Community:

I am pleased to share that the University of California (UC) has reached tentative agreements with the two remaining United Auto Workers (UAW) bargaining units representing the Graduate Student Researchers (GSR) and Academic Student Employees (ASE). The tentative agreements follow recently ratified contracts with Postdoctoral Scholars and Academic Researchers, who reached tentative agreement with the UC in late November.

With these tentative agreements comes the expectation that picketing activity will cease. Please read a letter from UCOP Executive Director of Labor Relations Letitia Silas that provides more information about the tentative agreements.

As we move forward together, I am grateful that the UC and UAW have reached tentative agreements that value and balance the contributions of our graduate student researchers and academic student employees. I look forward to a bright new year with a renewed focus on delivering excellence in service of our shared UCSF mission.


Daniel H. Lowenstein, MD
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Dr. Robert B. and Mrs. Ellinor Aird Professor of Neurology