Strike Scheduled for Wednesday, November 13

November 7, 2019

Dear Faculty and Instructors, 

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has notified UC of its intent to strike. The 24-hour strike is planned for 12:00am through 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 13. 

A campus communication will be sent out soon with more information, including the expected impacts to campus services during this period. Updated strike information and resources that are specific to faculty and instructors will be made available on this website as they are known: Strike Information for Faculty and Instructors

The Academic Student Employee (ASE) bargaining unit covers GSIs, readers, and tutors. While no ASE strike is planned, the current ASE contract recognizes the right of individual ASEs to participate in activities in sympathy with other UC unions. 

If ASEs support your class, we encourage you to have a backup plan in place to ensure that classes will continue as scheduled (see Instructional Resilience Resources). Please consult with your department leadership if you need assistance in creating a plan for your class, and notify them if an ASE does not report for their regular assignment.  


A. Paul Alivisatos
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost 

Oliver O’Reilly
Chair, Academic Senate - Berkeley Division