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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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UC Workers Call for Speakers Boycott After Unfair Labor Practice Strike

(OAKLAND, CA) – Amid ongoing labor disputes over outsourcing, income inequality and alleged illegal labor practices, the University of California’s largest employee union announced today that it is calling for a boycott of University speaking engagements....

April 16, 2019

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UC Workers Call for Unfair Labor Practice Strike on April 10th

(OAKLAND, CA) – University of California Service and Patient Care workers represented by AFSCME Local 3299 announced today that they will strike on April 10th, in response to the University’s intimidation tactics, violence, and other interference with workers’ rights....

March 29, 2019

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Lawmakers and Community Workers File Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against UC

(OAKLAND, CA) – Yesterday, lawmakers and community leaders joined the picket lines at the University of California’s 5 major medical centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Irvine, and Sacramento in support of the University’s striking patient care workers. The over 15,000 hospital workers—joined by 9,000 service workers and 15,000 technical workers—have been on strike since Tuesday over concerns of the University’s practice of outsourcing jobs to private firms that pay lower wages, provide fewer benefits, and expose workers to a higher risk of labor abuse like wage theft....

March 27, 2019

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Senator Bernie Sanders to Join Striking UC Workers on March 20th

(OAKLAND, CA) – As UPTE-CWA 9119 announced that its Research and Technical workers would go on strike next Wednesday over growing levels of income inequality at the University of California, U.S. Senator and 2020 Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced his intention to join striking workers on the picket line at UCLA....

March 15, 2019

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