Employee & Labor Relations

Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining


Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining at Stanford

Stanford University is proud of its ongoing commitment and working relationships with its two labor unions: SEIU Local 2007 Higher Education Workers and the Stanford Deputy Sheriffs’ Association. We work collaboratively with these organizations in the areas where employees have elected to be represented.

The University has a strong tradition of mutual respect in collective bargaining negotiations with our labor partners. The University is committed to working with our labor partners to reach agreements that are competitive for our employees and provide the operational flexibility and financial stewardship needed to provide continuing services to the Stanford University community.

SEIU Local 2007 Higher Education Workers

The bargaining unit was established in the early 1970s as United Stanford Workers, which later became affiliated with SEIU. The workers represented by this collective bargaining agreement include: all regular staff maintenance employees, laboratory support personnel, custodians, food service employees, audiovisual operators, nonexempt computer operations personnel, production control clerks and tape librarians employed by the Department of Stanford Data Center and the SLAC Computing Services (SDC and SCS), book preservers and all regular staff book warehouse assistants and proofreaders of the Stanford University Press all employed by the University in Northern California.

The bargaining unit does not include: all other employees, office clerical employees; all employees of Stanford University Hospital; patient care employees; shelvers; computer production control clerks other than in SDC and SCS, computer production control coordinators and operations specialists; programmers, scientific and engineering associates; all currently represented employees; guards, supervisors, professional and confidential employees as defined in the Act.


Stanford Deputy Sheriffs’ Association

The Stanford Deputy Sheriffs’ Association represents Deputy Sheriff Officers and Community Service Officers at Stanford University. Stanford University and the DSA have a collective bargaining agreement effective August 1, 2010 - July 31, 2015.

2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement between Stanford Deputy Sheriffs' Association and Stanford University (PDF)