SSPs for UPTE

We are the University of California student services professionals who dedicate our careers to helping students succeed in the classroom, in their careers, and in life. As we advocate for our students and help them to find solutions to conquer their challenges, we must also advocate for ourselves.

Let’s stand together as role models as we seek to unionize to improve our working conditions—security of employment, fair wages, affordable health care, and a pension that reflects the value of our years of service to UC’s mission. To accomplish this, we choose UPTE-CWA, the University Professional and Technical Employees, Communications Workers of America, a union with a great history of representing professionals at the University Of California.




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SSP Voices

I feel it is necessary for Academic Advisers in the University of California system (California being the 5th largest economy in the WORLD) to establish a labor union to organize our safety, wages,

As an advisor, I am part of the much too large group of unrepresented employees at UC.

Advisors at UCSC work with every student and campus office, helping with issues ranging from academic difficulties to food insecurity.

As much as I love my departments, students, and supervisors, I feel incredibly vulnerable due to my status as an unrepresented worker.  I’ve seen the university lean on that vulnerability — we were

Hi there! My name is (she/her/hers) and I am the Program Coordinator at the Lionel Cantú Queer Center at UC Santa Cruz!

I am excited to be working toward union representation with my fellow advisors!

My office is a joint project of eight area studies centers on campus.

I love working at UC Santa Cruz!  That said, considering the decreasing value of staff compensation packages as workloads have only increased, it's clear that continuing to love the university wi