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The University of California employs approximately 11,900 Registered Nurses who provide vital medical services at the five UC medical centers, 10 campus student health centers and numerous outpatient clinics throughout the UC system. The University operates the nation’s largest health sciences and medical training program, and its network of five medical centers and associated facilities represents the fourth-largest health care delivery system in California. UC medical centers provide patient-care services valued at nearly $7 billion annually, accounting for more than 3.9 million clinic visits and over 290,000 emergency room visits a year.s
All non-supervisory, non-managerial Registered Nurses at UC are in this systemwide bargaining unit, which is represented by the California Nurses Association (CNA) union.
Following PERB’s decision to place these titles into a RN unit, an election was held for union representation. In 1983, the California Nurses Association (CNA) won the election to become the exclusive representative of employees in the unit. In that initial vote, 70% of those eligible to vote voted and of those who voted, 72% voted in favor of representation.
For more information about this unit and the labor agreement, follow the links at the right.
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