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. 

Non-represented staff: 
If you have changed positions and are no longer in a bargaining unit, union dues deductions will discontinue with your first full pay period following appointment to a non-represented position.  

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.

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Unions at UCSB

CODE

CBU

UNION/EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION

CX

Clerical Unit

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 2010 (IBT or Teamsters)

SX

Service Unit

American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees Local 3299 (AFSCME)

TX

Technical Unit

University Professional & Technical Employees (UPTE- CWA Local 9119)

RX

Research Support Professionals Unit

University Professional & Technical Employees (UPTE- CWA Local 9119)

PA

Police Officers Unit

Federation of University Police Officers Associations (FUPOA)

DX Physicians & Dentists Unit

Union of American Physicians & Dentists (UAPD- AFSCME Local 206)

NX

Nurses Unit

California Nurses Association (CNA - National Nurses United)

EX

Patient Care Technical Unit

American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees Local 3299 (AFSCME)

HX

Health Care Professionals Unit

University Professional & Technical Employees (UPTE- CWA Local 9119)

IX

Non-Senate Instructional Unit

University Council - American Federation of Teachers Local 2141 (UC-AFT)

LX

Librarian Unit

University Council - American Federation of Teachers Local 2141 (UC-AFT)

K8

Skilled Crafts Unit

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 2010 (IBT or Teamsters)

BX

Academic Student Employees

United Auto Workers Local 2865 (UAW)

PX

Postdoctoral Scholars

United Auto Workers Local 5810 (UAW)

rA Academic Researchers  United Auto Workers Local 5810 (UAW)