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Thousands More to Join Strike at UC Medical Centers

October 24, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 12, 2018
CONTACT: JOHN DE LOS ANGELES | jdelosangeles@afscme3299.org | 650-438-1961

Workers to Combine Picket Lines on 2nd Day of Strike

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

(OAKLAND, CA) – Over 9,000 Service workers from the University of California’s 10 campuses will be consolidating picket lines by joining over 15,000 striking Patient Care Technical workers in front of UC’s 5 major medical centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Davis, and Irvine on Wednesday. Roughly 15,000 of UC’s technical workers represented by UPTE-CWA will also be joining picket lines again, accompanied by striking hotel workers represented by UNITE HERE in San Francisco and San Diego.

This week’s walkout by UC workers marks the latest turn of events in a year of nationwide labor unrest from hotel workers, steel workers, teachers across the nation, and more. In response, AFSCME International President Lee Saunders released the following statement:

“Everywhere you look, working people are organizing and mobilizing with unprecedented vitality. They are rising up against a rigged system that undermines their freedom and takes away their seat at the table. They are insisting that their voice be heard.

“No one is doing so with more pride than the members of AFSCME Local 3299. While UC executives enjoy perks and slush funds, UC workers struggle just to pay their bills and support their families, making sacrifices every day to deliver first-class public services, fearful that their job will be outsourced to outside contractors who pay poverty wages.

“Instead of being a beacon of opportunity, UC is a bastion of inequality. This strike is about demanding a fair, equitable contract – and basic dignity and respect – for the proud men and women who make this university happen.”

Details of the 5 major Patient Care Technical Unit strike lines can be found below. Please note the difference in location for Wednesday’s San Francisco picket.

Picket Times, Locations, Rally Schedules, and Expected Dignitaries:

Details and events may be subject to change and will be updated in a new advisory each morning.

UCLA Medical Center

  • Picket Time: 7:00am – 6:00pm
  • Address: Ronald Reagan Medical Center, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
  • Rally Time: Noon (12:00pm)
  • Expected Dignitaries: State Senator Kevin De Leon, AFSCME International President Lee Saunders, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, State Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, AFSCME UDW Executive Director Doug Moore, AFSCME Local 3299 President Kathryn Lybarger, and Julie Chavez-Rodriguez on behalf of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris
  • Press Contact: John de los Angeles (jdelosangeles@afscme3299.org; 650-438-1961)


UCSF Medical Center

***Please note the change in UCSF’s location from the Parnassus Medical Center to the Mission Bay Medical Center for 10/24/18 picketing***

  • Picket Time: 7:00am – 6:00pm
  • Address: Mission Bay Medical Center, 1825 4th Street, San Francisco, CA
  • Rally Time: Noon (12:00pm)
  • Expected Dignitaries: AFSCME International Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride, State Assemblymember David Chiu, and State Assemblymember Phil Ting
  • Press Contact: Todd Stenhouse (toddstenhouse@gmail.com; 916-397-1131)


UCSD Medical Center

  • Picket Time: 7:00am – 6:00pm
  • Address: Jacobs Medical Center, 9300 Campus Point Drive, La Jolla, CA
  • Rally Time: Noon (12:00pm)
  • Expected Dignitaries: State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher and State Assemblywoman Shirley Weber
  • Press Contact: Namita Waghray (nwaghray@afscme.org; 440-305-1117)


UC Davis Medical Center

  • Picket Time: 7:00am – 6:00pm
  • Address: 2315 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA
  • Rally Time: Noon (12:00pm)
  • Expected Dignitaries: TBD
  • Press Contact: Justin Lee (jlee@afscme.org; 816-261-2398)

UC Irvine Medical Center

  • Picket Time: 7:00am – 6:00pm
  • Address: 101 The City Drive S, Orange, CA
  • Rally Time: Noon (12:00pm)
  • Expected Dignitaries: State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, State Assembly Candidate Josh Lowenthal, State Assembly Candidate Cottie Petrie-Norris, and State
    Senate Candidate Tom Umberg
  • Press Contact: Jashua Bane (jbane@afscme.org; 213-841-8490)

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