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Dear President Napolitano: You recently commented in an interview with Politico that President Trump’s policy regarding asylum seekers at the U.S. border is a “misallocation” of resources. We write to demand that the University of California be consistent with that sentiment....

July 23, 2018

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Janus vs AFSCME

Janus vs AFSCME is a pending U.S. Supreme Court case pushed by corporations to attack public sector working people like us. It'll help UC push working people out of your union, which will hurt efforts to secure a fair contract that ensures safe working conditions, fair pay, affordable healthcare, and a secure retirement....

June 27, 2018

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LABOR BOARD & COURT RULED: UC WORKERS HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO STRIKE!

PERB (Public Employment Relations Board) and the Court both agree with AFSCME on Patient Protection! We have been fighting to win a fair contract for safe staffing and a secure future. Instead of agreeing to a fair contract, UC chose to put profits before patients, students, and the front-line providers. Now PERB and the Court have agreed with AFSCME that virtually all service workers and patient care workers can go on strike while a limited number of essential employees will report to work to protect our patients....

May 5, 2018

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Student Workers: You have the right to strike

AFSCME members invite student workers to stand with us in solidarity. Despite management’s threats—student workers have the legal right to honor our strike and join the picket line in solidarity....

May 3, 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 3-day Strike, October 23rd-25th

(OAKLAND, CA) – The University of California’s largest employee union, AFSCME Local 3299, announced today that the University’s Patient Care Technical workers will be staging a 3-day walkout from October 23rd to 25th at all UC Medical Centers. They will be joined in solidarity by AFSCME Local 3299 represented UC Service workers, as well as Professional Healthcare, Research and Technical workers represented by UPTE-CWA....

October 12, 2018

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UC Workers Vote to Authorize Another Potential Strike

(OAKLAND, CA) – With labor negotiations at the University of California deadlocked and UC moving to bypass collective bargaining by unilaterally imposing employment terms on its frontline employees, UC’s Patient Care Technical workers voted to authorize a strike this week with 96% support. The vote comes just a few months after UC’s Service workers staged a 3-day walkout in May over growing income, racial, and gender disparities within the University’s workforce—which prompted 53,000 University workers to join the strike in solidarity....

October 11, 2018

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UC Bypasses Collective Bargaining, Outsourcing to Continue

(OAKLAND, CA) – – In an attempt to circumvent and subvert the collective bargaining process required by state law for the second time this year, the University of California (UC) announced imposed contract terms late Monday for more than 15,000 of UC’s Patient Care Technical workers. The announcement comes just days after AFSCME-represented UC workers announced their intention to vote on whether to strike....

October 2, 2018

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UC Workers Call for Strike Vote

Inequality & Outsourcing Spur Continued Unrest at University of California

(OAKLAND, CA) – Stalled labor negotiations between the University of California and its largest employee union, AFSCME Local 3299, reached a boiling point at Wednesday’s UC Board of Regents meeting when union leaders publicly announced that their members will be voting on whether to go on strike for the second time this year....

September 26, 2018

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