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UC employs approximately 12,900 Patient Care Technical employees who provide vital patient care support services at the five University medical centers, nine student health centers and numerous outpatient clinics throughout the UC system.
UC values its patient care employees and is working hard to negotiate a fair agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), which represents these workers. UC is committed to bargaining in good faith to reach a comprehensive multi-year contract that fairly rewards patient care employees for their talent and skill, and is also financially sustainable over time.
For additional information about this unit and the labor agreement, follow the links at the right.
Negotiations and UC's offer
Q&A for AFSCME-represented employees about striking
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.