Hospitals and clinics fully operational during strike
Some media coverage of the Teamsters Local 2010 strike against UCLA and UCLA Health includes errors of fact that confuse the demands of, and offers to, the two units currently in negotiations.
- The skilled trades employees currently on strike have an average current salary of $60,000 and an average total compensation of $85,000. They’ve been offered a 24.5% raise over four years. That proposal would bring the average value of their total compensation to nearly $100,000.
- The clerical and administrative workers expected to strike on Jan. 10 have a current average salary of $47,300, nearly 20 percent more than the state average of $39,200. They have been offered an 18% raise over six years, with very generous health and retirement benefits.
The union representing UCLA skilled trades employees has asked its members to strike Jan. 6-10. The same union has asked clerical and administrative support employees to strike on Jan. 10.
UCLA Health’s first priority is to provide patients with safe, high-quality medical care. In anticipation of a strike, UCLA Health has a plan to ensure that our hospitals and clinics remain open and fully operational and continue to serve the medical needs of our patients and the community.