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Merced Unit 3: Contract Negotiations Commencement - Join the Fight!

On April 15, 2024, UPE entered negotiations with Merced County on a successor agreement for our Unit 3 members. We will be sending email updates to our members. Please update your email address.

The current healthcare costs are set to expire on June 30th, in effect causing employee contributions to increase. UPE will fight for a better contract, aiming to secure livable wages and affordable healthcare benefits that can help ensure the financial well-being and health of our members and their families.

Join your Union, UPE, in expressing our concerns with the high cost of health care and our disappointment with the County for not valuing our members and contributing more to the cost of health care.  We will be at the Board of Supervisors meeting on April 23, 2024, 6:00 pm at the Merced County Administrative Building, located at 2222 M Street, Merced, CA, 95340. The meeting will be held in the Board Room on the third floor. Your presence will make a difference!

Show your support, raise your voice, and let's stand together. Supporting your Union isn't just about solidarity; it's about securing a better future for all of us! Join today by visiting our website at or send your request to join at and become part of the labor movement for improved wages, health care costs, and working conditions.


UPE Bargaining Team Members,

Ted Somera, UPE Executive Director; Carlos Alcala, UPE Business Agent; UPE Governing Board members Lisa Sykes, Stephanie Bryant, Monica Lerma, and Mayra Ybarra.



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