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STATEMENT: UC Workers React to State Audit of UCOP

Oakland: In a blistering critique of financial and administrative practices at the University of California’s Office of the President (UCOP) released this morning, California State Auditor Elaine Howle has concluded that UCOP failed to disclose nearly $200 million in “amassed reserve funds,” “used misleading budgeting practices,” provided its highest-paid employees with overly generous salaries and benefits, “failed to justify” its spending on system-wide initiatives, and “intentionally interfered” with the State’s Audit process.

ALERT: Hundreds to Protest Layoffs at UC Irvine Today

Orange: As many as 300 UC Health Workers, Students and community leaders are expected to picket and rally at UC Irvine Medical Center today to demand that UCI reverse its recently announced staffing cuts–cuts that have already eliminated as many as 175 jobs and led to reductions in work time for many others. Thursday’s protest comes as new data shows dramatic increases in demand from UCI patients, and marks the second major UCI Hospital protest in as many months–and the first since the layoffs took effect on November 7th.

ADVISORY: Workers and Students to Protest UCI Staffing Cuts Tuesday

Orange: As many as 150 UC Health Workers, Students and others are expected a rally and picket at UC Irvine Medical Center Tuesday to protest recently announced staffing cuts.

RELEASE: UCSF to re-hire dozens of fired Immigrant Workers After Public Outcry

Oakland: Late yesterday, UCSF Medical Center and AFSCME Local 3299 reached an agreement for UCSF to hire 24 former Contract custodians at UCSF Medical Center. The workers, primarily Chinese immigrants who had been employed by former UCSF Contractor IMPEC Group for as long as four years, had been fired in 2015 after UCSF demanded that IMPEC cut their wages by almost 50% and the workers spoke up for better working conditions.

RELEASE: New 401k Benefits for UC Elites to Cost over $500 million, Assembly Panel votes to Block Plan

Oakland: A new University of California retirement plan that encourages UC’s highest paid employees to circumvent the cap on pensionable compensation (also known as the PEPRA cap) required by the Governor as part of a 2015 budget deal to boost state funding for UC will cost the university over $500 million over the next fifteen years, according to a new actuarial study.

STATEMENT:  Largest UC Union Comments on Scandal Involving UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi

In the wake of serious allegations of conflict of interest and misuse of university funds by UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi, Kathryn Lybarger, President of the UC System’s largest employee union–AFSCME Local 3299–has issued the following statement.

RELEASE: Insourcing Agreement Brings End to Speaker’s Boycott at UC Berkeley

Oakland: More than six weeks after a speaker’s boycott was called by the University of California’s largest employee union, AFSCME 3299, UC Berkeley agreed on Friday to offer nearly 100 of its subcontracted custodians and Parking Attendants direct employment with the university within the next 30 days. As a result, the Speaker’s boycott has been lifted, and a planned April 1st picket at a planned Clinton Global Initiative University event on the Berkeley campus has been cancelled.

RELEASE: Hedge Funds Under-perform and Prove Costly for University of California

The University of California’s twelve-year experiment with Hedge Fund Investments has fallen far short of the expectations on which they were sold–costing the system nearly a billion dollars in performance and management fees for returns that largely mirrored the stock market, according to a new study by the UC system’s largest employee union, AFSCME Local 3299.


Oakland: The California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) has issued its second Unfair Labor Practice Complaint against the University of California this year, alleging multiple violations of the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act over its use and treatment of subcontracted workers.

RELEASE: President Clinton other leaders asked to honor Speaker’s Boycott at UC Berkeley

The University of California’s largest employee union—AFSCME Local 3299 today called for a “Speaker’s Boycott” at UC Berkeley for the duration of the spring semester, or until UC Berkeley commits to bring nearly 100 subcontracted campus custodians and parking attendants (employed by UC Contractors Performance First, ABM, and Laz Parking) in-house, and hires them as direct UC employees.

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