K6 Unit – ART. 20: Subcontracting


A. Management Decision

When determining whether or not to subcontract bargaining unit work, the University will consider whether said work should be performed by bargaining unit employees in- house. However, the decision to subcontract work is the prerogative of the Universit y and Management reserves the right to subcontract unit work, including the right to continue subcontracting work which has been subcontracted in the past.

B. Provision of Information to Union

Upon written request by the Union, four (4) times per year, the University shall provide to the Union and a designated steward a summary of subcontracted work which is funded by the State of California Operations and Maintenance of Plant budget. Subcontracted work is that work which is less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) in total, or painting work which is less than twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000) in total.

C. Notification to the Union

The University agrees to notify the Union at least thirty (30) calendar days in advance of its intent to subcontract any unit work which would result in the layoff of unit employees and shall meet and confer upon request regarding the effects upon the employees of said subcontracting.

D. Discussion

The University and Teamsters Local 2010 agree that any concerns the Union may have about subcontracted work as referenced in Section A above may be added to the agenda of the parties’ Labor- Management meeting pursuant to the provisions of Article 33 of this Agreement.

E. Displacement of Employees

When the University has determined to contract for services that will result in the layoff of employees in the bargaining unit, it will provide Teamsters Local 2010 with a copy of any RFP as soon as feasible after it is issued. In the event no RFP is issued and the subcontract will result in bargaining unit employee layoffs, the University will give at least 45 calendar days notice prior to the commencement of work by the contractor.

If Teamsters Local 2010 asks to meet with the University about the proposed contract for services, such a meeting will occur as soon as practicable following the University’s receipt of the request. The meeting will not delay the commencement of the contract.

F. In the event of layoffs due to subcontracting, laid off employees shall be eligible for employment through Temporary Employment Services.