Berkeley Lab SIteS Status


Strike Continues; Gate Access and Other Operational Information

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UPDATED: Dec. 2@ 8:40 a.m.

The University of California and two of the United Auto Workers (UAW) bargaining units, Postdocs (PX) and Academic Researchers (RA), have reached tentative agreements. The PX bargaining unit represents the Lab’s postdoc employees. The union is notifying its PX and RA members that tentative agreements have been reached. The timeline for the ratification vote of the tentative agreements is not known.


You can read details of the agreements in this news release from UC.


Negotiations are still underway for the other two bargaining units, Graduate Student Researchers (BR) and Academic Student Employees (BX); the Lab employs Graduate Student Researchers but does not have BX employees.


Strike activities continue. Please continue to build extra time into your travel schedule if you are coming to the main Lab site. Staff should continue to use Blackberry and Grizzly Gates only for entering and exiting the Lab. Strawberry Gate is reserved for the exclusive use of construction contractors and deliveries. There are also changes to the Lab’s shuttles due to the gate changes. Check tripshot for live shuttle availability.

Please continue to practice patience as the strike continues. Active picketing is between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Staff should use the Blackberry or Grizzly Gates only for entering and exiting the Lab. The Strawberry Gate is reserved for the exclusive use of construction contractors and deliveries.


See the Lab's gate flier for details and a map to the different gates.

Check tripshot for live shuttle availability.


Changes to the shuttle routes are in effect due to gate changes at the Lab. Download and use TripShot for live shuttle information. Read the TripShot user guide if you are unfamiliar with the app.

  • Blue route: No change in the shuttle schedule.

  • Orange route: Will access the Lab through the Blackberry Gate and maintain all regular Lab pickup locations, with the Pool stops on Centennial Drive closed. Riders should use the Rim Way and Gayley stop as an alternate.

  • Rockridge route: Will keep its regular schedule off-site, but it will enter and exit through the Blackberry Gate. The only stop at the Lab will be at the B65 shuttle stop.

  • Potter Street/JBEI: No change in the shuttle schedule.

  • North Berkeley route: No change in the shuttle schedule.

  • MacArthur route: No change in the shuttle schedule.


If you see any safety issues or life-threatening emergencies, call 911 immediately. For any other incidents or concerns, contact the Lab’s Site Operations Center at 510-486-6999. Strike-related questions should be sent to strikeinfo@lbl.gov. Read the FAQs for more information. Watch for updated information in Elements, via email, at the 1-800-445-5830 status line, and at status.lbl.gov.

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