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Announcement to campus regarding UPS delivery disruption during the strike - Dec. 1, 2022

UPS Delivery Disruption

Due to the UAW strike, there is a possibility for disruption of UPS deliveries to UC Merced. UCOP Strategic Sourcing Center of Excellence has reached out to our Systemwide Life Sciences vendors and requested packages to be temporarily delivered using FedEx or another non-union courier service for time-sensitive and cold chain deliveries.

If deliveries are in progress, the Logistics team has been working with UPS on a daily basis and UPS has diverted shipments to the Castle facility to be sorted and chemicals set aside for a licensed transport company to deliver to campus.

This may cause a few days delay in getting the chemical orders to your labs due to the need to move these materials via a carrier that is licensed to transport chemical products.

We look forward to a speedy and satisfactory resolution to the labor dispute. If you have any questions, concerns, or solutions to minimize the impact of delayed deliveries, please respond to