About University Professional and Technical Employees, CWA 9119, is the union of technical and professional employees at the University of California. As of August 2010 there are 12, 590 UC employees covered by UPTE contracts UC system wide. There are 2265 at UCD, 489 Health Care Professional ( HX ), 954 Research ( RX ) and 823 Technical ( TX ). UC Davis is UPTE-CWA 9119, Local 6. UPTE was founded in 1990 by a group of employees who believed that UC workers would benefit by having a union to safeguard and expand our rights in the workplace. There are UPTE-CWA 9119 locals at all campuses, medical centers and Department of Energy National Laboratories of the University of California. In 1993, UPTE members voted to affiliate with the Communications Workers of America ( CWA ), a 700, 000 member union in the AFL-CIO, in order to better organize and represent UC workers. UPTE-CWA 9119 is a democratic, member-run union made up entirely of UC employees. Decisions are made by UPTE members and their elected representatives. Our success is due to the high level of activism among our members. We invite you to join us. The name of this organization shall be University Professional and Technical Employees, Local 6, an affiliate of University Professional and Technical Employees California. This local union shall be affiliated with University Professional and Technical Employees California.