In 2021, university workers are bargaining a new contract that covers wages, benefits, and workplace conditions like safety, telework and more. Workers at all seven public universities bargain a shared contract that covers wages, benefits, paid leave and more.
Meet your 2021 bargaining team
SEIU 503 is a member-run union. Members elect a bargaining team of their peers every two years. With legal, negotiation and logistical support from union staff, your bargaining team fights to make sure your priorities are reflected in the final contract. Click photos for more information.
Take action to support the campaign
- Sign the pledge to support the campaign
- Find other ways to support your co-workers in winning a strong contract, including social media posts, profile picture frames, zoom backgrounds, and other options in the Digital Action Toolkit.
- Join the Higher Education Worker Facebook Group
We’ll be working on a follow-up bargaining survey this summer to capture new concerns as we move ahead with bargaining. In June or July, the Legislature will finalize the State budget, which allows us to begin negotiating over pay and other “economic” issues. In the Fall, your bargaining team will begin negotiations with management. Negotiations usually settle with a “tentative agreement” in the summer. Then you vote on the contract. It isn’t final until it’s approved by a majority of voting members.