California's Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) gives UC employees the right to decide whether or not they want to unionize and have collective bargaining as the sole means of determining their wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment. Some of the staff positions at the University of California, based on job title classification, are organized into collective bargaining units that are exclusively represented by a union or employee organization. More information about HEERA and the collective bargaining process is available on the Office of the President’s collective bargaining web pages and at the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) web site. PERB is the state agency responsible for oversight of HEERA and the collective bargaining process between the University and employee organizations/unions representing our employees. If you want to contact your union representative, you can get contact information from the union's web site. Links to union web sites is available on Union Contacts web page.
Are you in a represented position?
When you were hired, your hiring supervisor or the employment recruiter should have informed you if your position is part of a collective bargaining unit and represented by a union. If you are uncertain, please ask your supervisor, department personnel coordinator or business officer. You can also search the Salary Scales by job title classification to determine representation. The Title Code System indicates whether a job title classification falls into a specific unit by code. (The campus often uses these codes as an informal reference for the bargaining units, e.g, CX, SX, TX).
If a position is not represented by a union, the job title/position is non-exclusively represented (often referred to by the code "99") and is covered by PPSM.