Voting Slated for Aug. 2-4 on Skilled Trades TA with UCLA

August 2 through 4, all of us will have a chance to vote on the Tentative Agreement our Bargaining Team reached with UCLA, hear directly from our Bargaining Team, and ask any questions. All UCLA K4 members will be allowed a two-hour lunch period to attend the ratification meeting and vote. If you will not be at work or will be working in a remote area during the voting period and would like to vote, please contact a representative prior to August 3:

Dale Crane at 714-944-3920 / or

Kimberly Aguirre at 310-508-2312 /

Schedule of Ratification Meetings & Voting

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 12 noon to 3pm at Sunset Village Lawn for Housing  

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 11am to 1pm at NRB Auditorium for Facilities

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 8pm to 11pm at Ronald Reagan Cafeteria

Thursday, Aug. 4, 11am to 1pm at Santa Monica Hospital Cafeteria

The Tentative Agreement includes:

  • $3,000 lump sum payment upon ratification

  • 20.4% Compounded wage increase by July 2026

  • Shift and Hazard pay differentials added & improved

  • Forty hours of paid release time per fiscal year for job-related or University career-related training and up to $500 per fiscal year reimbursement for education and training programs per employee.
  • Double time after 12 hours
  • Language which strengthens our Bargaining Unit’s ability to negotiate any proposed changes in job duties contained in the classification specifications or job descriptions. Work assigned to be consistent with job duties.

Our elected K4-Unit Bargaining Team is unanimously voting yes on the adoption of the Tentative Agreement reached with the University of California on July 22, 2022. After months of tough negotiations, building Teamster power, and conducting worksite actions, we’ve achieved the best deal possible for the 600 Skilled Trades workers at UCLA, as we face an uncertain future.

“I am proud to be part of this phenomenal Bargaining Team. Through the months and late nights of hard work, we have finally gotten to the end point and let me say that it’s a great contract! I will be voting yes!”
– Arturo Alvarez

“After many months of pushing management to agree to the best contract I have seen in 30 years, I am proud to vote yes to ratify this Skilled Trades contract!”
– Ken Kaidin

“I vote yes and feel that this contract reflects what happens when we come together.”
– Frank Ibarra

“After months of dedication and collaboration, I feel that we, the 600+ members, have created the strongest contract in the UC system. I’m voting yes!”
– Jeffrey Sharp

“I’m voting yes and I hope you will too!”
– Laura Newman

“Thanks to all the members for your help and input. I’m proudly voting yes.”
– Luis Lemus

“I’m voting YES!”
– Jesus Manzo

“Our Bargaining Team listened to you, our members, and based on what you said, we developed our proposals. UCLA Skilled Trade workers won a solid ratification bonus and pay increases over the next four years because of your participation in picket lines and other actions. Training, for many, was a major issue. Our Bargaining Team proposed paid time for employees to attend classes and workshops and up to $500 yearly to cover the cost of the programs. UCLA agreed to pay for pre-approved required training and licenses to attain certification and re-certification. We fought to expand hazard pay and won a weekend differential. We added eight new job titles – which our Union has fought for or fought over for years. We listened to you and UCLA listened to us. This was the first contract Teamsters negotiated from beginning to end. Contracts improve over time, and this was a great step forward.”
 Judith Serlin, Union Representative

Only full Teamsters members will be allowed to vote. If you would like to sign up as a member, you may start the process by clicking here: Membership applications will also be available at each ratification vote meeting.