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FAQ About The April 10th ULP Strike

All UC employees have the right to strike under the law. Although UC attempts to claim AFSCME strikes are illegal, our legal team has successfully defended them at PERB. Retaliation from UC management against anyone for participating in the strike is strictly illegal....

April 3, 2019

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FAQ – For Members Required to Work During March 20th Strike

More FAQ's about the March 20th AFSCME Strike. This FAQ is exclusively for members required to work....

March 18, 2019

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FAQ About March 20 AFSCME Strike

For two years, AFSCME 3299 has been calling on the university to address the deep income, racial, and gender inequality throughout the UC system, driven by outsourcing jobs to contract companies. But we are not alone. The 15,000 technical, healthcare, and research professionals of UPTE-CWA 9119 have raised similar issues with UC, and the university has responded with the same disregard. UPTE’s research and technical workers have called a strike for March 20th, and AFSCME will join in solidarity...

March 8, 2019

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FAQ About October 23-25 AFSCME Strike

Our Bargaining Team has been negotiating in good faith with UC for a new contract covering Patient Care workers for over 20 months. Instead of negotiating real wage increases, benefit protections, job security, safe staffing and ending discrimination in the workplace, UC imposed its own terms: healthcare premium increases, flattening wages, a risky 401(k) and still more outsourcing of our jobs. This is not a contract and we won’t accept UC treating us as if we were 2nd class. Our bargaining team is calling for a PCT strike to fight for what we deserve, and just like we supported Service in their strike last May, Service is calling on all workers to join the strike in solidarity....

October 22, 2018

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We're Stronger When We Organize! Kathryn Lybarger, AFSCME Local 3299 President

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STATEMENT: AFSCME 3299 Reacts to New UC Outsourcing Policy

Oakland, CA -- One day after the union representing 26,000 University of California Service and Patient Care workers mounted a statewide Unfair Labor Practice Strike over allegations of illegal outsourcing of UC jobs to low wage contractors, the UC Board of Regents today adopted a new system wide policy promising to insource more contract workers, provide them equal pay with UC employees performing similar jobs and to “generally prohibit” outsourcing....

November 14, 2019

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STATEMENT: UC Workers React to DNC Decision to Change December Debate Venue

Oakland, CA -- As reported by the Huffington Post earlier today, the Democratic National Committee has announced that it will relocate its planned December 19th Presidential Debate away from UCLA....

November 6, 2019

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RELEASE: UC Workers Will Strike November 13th Over New Charges of Illegal Outsourcing

(Oakland, CA)—AFSCME Local 3299, which represents more than 25,000 University of California Service and Patient Care Technical workers, notified UC Administrators today that its members will mount a statewide Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Strike on November 13th....

November 1, 2019

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RELEASE: Outsourcing at University of California Has Increased by 52% Since 2016

(Oakland, CA)— According to documents filed with the State Legislature, the University of California has increased its spending on outsourcing of campus service and patient care jobs normally performed by university employees by as much as 52% since 2016.  This is nearly three times the rate of growth in direct university employment for similar jobs over the same period....

October 30, 2019

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RELEASE: SIX NEW ULP COMPLAINTS ALLEGE MORE ILLEGAL OUTSOURCING AT UC

(Oakland, CA)— The University of California’s largest employee union—AFSCME 3299—filed six new unfair labor practice complaints against UC, alleging violations of state law, the University’s internal wage and procurement policies, and its collective bargaining agreements in connection with its outsourcing of university jobs to lower wage contractors....

October 28, 2019

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Presidential Candidate Julián Castro Joins Striking UC Workers in SF

(OAKLAND, CA) – As rare May showers drenched the state on Thursday, striking University of California workers put on a show of determination as they protested illegal outsourcing of middle-class jobs on campuses and medical centers across the state....

May 16, 2019

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