“Women and people of color receive up to 21 percent lower starting wages, on average, than white men. Black women… must work six years to reach the average starting pay level of a white male colleague.”

Alice Huffman, UC Berkeley Alumna and President of the California NAACP


Facing widening racial and gender pay gaps, 25,000 frontline UC service and patient care workers have been working in good faith to secure a new contract for more than a year.

Instead of addressing these inequities through collective bargaining, UC has unilaterally imposed a contract that will make things worse–flat wages, cuts to benefits, and more outsourcing of jobs.

That’s why 97% of University of California Service and Patient Care Technical workers voted to authorize a strike from May 7th – May 9th at all UC campuses and Medical Centers.

Together with students and community allies, workers have also launched a speakers boycott of all UC graduation events until university Administrators address the unequal treatment of low wage workers.

Read the Report — learn more about how UC is Pioneering Racial and Gender Inequality.



We Stand Against Inequality at UC


University of California Student Association

Afrikan Black Coalition (ABC)

The Courage Campaign

LA Black Worker Center (BWC)

East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE)

Jobs with Justice San Francisco

Berkeley Faculty Association

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment

Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)

California Nurses Association (CNA)

University Professional & Technical Employees (UPTE)

Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco

Chinese Progressive Association – San Francisco

Senior and Disability Action

Labor and Community Studies Department,
FranciscoCommunity College of San

California Conference of the American Association of University Professors (CA-AAUP)


Commencement Speakers:

Cleve Jones


Elected Officials:

Kamala Harris

Gavin Newsom

UC Regent, John Perez



International Federation of Professional
& Technical Engineers Local 21

UAW 2865 Joint Council

California Faculty Association–San Francisco State University

Alameda Labor Council

Contra Costa Central Labor Council

AFSCME Local 1902

American Federation of Teachers Local 2121

National Union of Healthcare Workers

United Educators of San Francisco


Student/Faculty Organizations:


Students Against Mass Incarceration

Warren Organization on Cultural Experience


Labor Commission, Office of External, ASUCSD

Advocates for Immigrant Justice at UCSD

UCSD Associated Students Office of Equity, Diversity, etc

Asian Pacific-Islander Student Alliance at UCSD

Native American Student Alliance at UCSD

Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) at UCSD

Black Students Union at UCSD

Muslim Students Association at UCSD

Kaibang Pilipino (KP) at UCSD


Students for Justice in Palestine at UCSD

Associated Students – UC San Diego (ASUCSD)

Disabled Student Alliance at UCSD



Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) at UCR

La Familia de UCR


UAW 2865 at UCR



Labor Commission, ASUCI External Office

Office of the External Vice President, ASUCI

Central Americans for Empowerment (CAFE)


Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at UCI

Asian Pacific-Islander Student Association (APSA) at UCI

Veterinary Science and Animal Protection Association



Student Labor Advocacy Project (SLAP) at UCLA

Black Grad Student Association (BGSA) at UCLA

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at UCLA

African Student Union (ASU) at UCLA

Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority, Inc. at UCLA

Phi Lambda Rho Sorority, Inc. at UCLA

Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority, Inc. at UCLA

Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. at UCLA

Socialist Students at UCLA

FEM Magazine at UCLA

Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) at UCLA

Indus at UCLA


Student Worker Alliance Group (SWAG) at UCSB

Improving Dreams Equality Access and Success (IDEAS) at UCSB
Mujeres Unidas por Justicia, Educación y Revolución (MUJER) deUCSB

Human Rights Board at UCSB

Marxist Humanists at UCSB

Queer Commission at UCSB

Voices Of the Community, En Resistencia, Organizing Solidarity (VOCEROS) de UCSB



Associated Students – UC Merced (ASUCM)

Native American Student Coalition at UCM

ASUCM Office of the External Vice President

Labor Commission, ASUCM External Office

Sociology Club at UCM

Refugee Coalition at UCM

Graduate Student Resource Center at UCM

Graduate Students of Color Coalition at UCM

Latinx Graduate Student Association at UCM

The *Intercultural Hub at UCM

African Students Union (ASU) at UCM

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at UCM

Students Advocating Law and Education (SALE) at UCM


Lambda Alliance at UCM

CopWatch at UCM

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity at UCM

Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity, Inc. at UCM

UC Merced Law Clinic

Bobcat Model United Nations at UCM

UAW 2865 at UCM

Staff and Faculty of Color Association at UCM



Student Union Assembly – UC Santa Cruz

Students for Justice in Palestine at UCSC

Worker Student Solidarity Coalition (WSSC)

Student Union Housing Working Group (SUHWG)

Empowering Latino Advancement Through Education and Development (ELATED) at UCSC

Office of Diversity and Inclusion, SUA

Prism: Student Coalition for Gender, Sex, and Sexuality at UCSC

Office of the President, SUA

Asian Pacific Islander Student Association (APISA) at UCSC

Students United with Renters (SUR) at UCSC

Third World and Native American Student (TWANAS) Press Collective at UCSC




Pre-Health Student Council

Organizing for Health Advancement

Cal Democrats

Queer Alliance Resource Center

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at UCB

Undergraduate Workers’ Union (UWU)

Central Americans for Empowerment (CAFE)

Homeless Students’ Union



Cal Black Student Union (CalBSU)

Associated Students – University of California (ASUC)

Borders & Bodies Collective of UC Berkeley’s School of Public

Diversity, Inclusion, Community, and Equity at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health

Art for Social Change at UCB

Muslim Students Association (MSA) at UCB



United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) at UCD

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at UCD


Students for Democratic Society (SDS) at UCD

Latinx Student Union at UCD

Peruvian Student Union at UCD

Central American, South American, Caribbean Student Association (CENSOCA) at UCD

Office of Advocacy and Student Representation (OASR),
Associated Students, UCD