Tentative Contract Agreement reached for UCSD Skilled Trades Teamsters!

Skilled Trades Bargaining Team Reaches Tentative Agreement with UCSD!

Through our hard work, dedication, organizing and display of strength at the worksite, Skilled Trades workers moved the University to a Tentative Agreement that will increase wages and protect all K6 Unit workers.

The Tentative Agreement includes:

  • A 20.4% total compound raise over the life of the four-year contract
  • 6% raise this year, retroactive to July 1, 2022
  • $3,000 lump sum payment for all unit members
  • Call-back pay increased to 1.5 times regular hourly pay
  • Seniority language strengthened in multiple articles
  • 40 hours paid release time for training or professional development
  • Six classifications added to the Bargaining Unit
  • New article on respectful and fair treatment gives workers ability to grieve bullying or hostile work environment

Our elected K6 Unit Bargaining Team recommends a YES vote to ratify the the Tentative Agreement reached with the University of California on Sept. 16, 2022. After months of tough negotiations, building Teamster power, and conducting numerous worksite actions, our team believes we’ve achieved the best deal possible for the nearly 300 Skilled Trades workers at UCSD, as we face an uncertain future.

Ratification Meeting on Zoom


September 26, 6:00 – 7:00PM

All members are encouraged to join to learn about the Tentative Agreement.

Join Zoom using the link sent to members via email

In-Person Voting


September 27, 11:00AM – 1:00PM

(SIO) Scripps Institution of Oceanography – Skilled Trades Breakroom

Electric Shop – Facilities Management Yard


September 28, 11:00AM – 1:00PM

UCSD Hillcrest Medical Center – (CFT) Clinical Teaching Facility, Training Room


September 29, 11:00AM – 1:00PM

UCSD La Jolla Medical Center – East Campus MCM1 140 Conference Room.

“Strong language for members to build on for future contacts and one of the best wages proposals I’ve seen in my career!”

On August 27, 28, and 29, members will vote on this Tentative Agreement, hear directly from the bargaining team, and raise any questions. Lunch will be provided. If you will not be at work or work in remote areas during the voting period and would like to vote, please contact Union Representative Michael Sherritt at 619-455-5881 or msherritt@teamsters2010.org prior to August 29 for an electronic ballot.

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: https://teamsters2010.org/become-a-member/. Membership applications will also be available at each ratification vote meeting.

We won this strong Teamster contract because our team fought hard and our members stood together and took action. We won significant guaranteed raises, a well-earned bonus, and important language improvements that strengthen our rights. With our actions and solidarity over this campaign, we've shown the University that we are Teamster strong.

In Solidarity,

Our UCSD K6 Teamsters Bargaining Team

Eduardo Rosales, Campus

Generoso Ventura, Campus

Greg Montoya, Campus

Tom Insel, Campus

Lee Fernandez, Health

Herman Ricks, Health

Michael Sherritt, Chief Negotiator, Teamsters Local 2010 Skilled Trades Representative

Karen Paredes-Tupper, Assistant Negotiator, Teamsters Local 2010 Representative