UPTEUniversity Professional and Technical Employees (labor union for University professional employees)
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We feel UC's continued bad faith bargaining and violations of labor law are severely undermining our research standards," said Jelger Kalmijn, alcoholism researcher and systemwide president of UPTE.
UPTE has demonstrated how UC has the money to improve researcher compensation, but the University has refused to even acknowledge it even has any turnover savings.
Workers at the Lab have begun organizing with the help of UPTE, an affiliate of the 630,000 member Communications Workers of America.