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Lawmakers and Community Leaders Voice Support, UC Workers Enter 3rd Day of Strike

October 25, 2018

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

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

(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.

“When you make the decision to strike, you demonstrate the courage of your convictions, to do what’s right by your fellow workers; to do what’s right by your family members; to do what’s right by your children, your sons and daughters who look up to each and every one of you,” said U.S. Senate candidate Kevin De Leon to striking workers at UCLA Wednesday. “This is about human dignity and respect.”

The strike, which was authorized by an estimated 39,000 UC workers statewide, enters its final day Thursday. Other dignitaries that have joined the strike lines since Tuesday include State Assemblymembers Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher, Shirley Weber, Miguel Santiago, David Chiu, Phil Ting, Sharon Quirk-Silva, AFSCME International President Lee Saunders, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, and many more.

For b-roll and sound from Wednesday’s rallies, click here.

Details of the 5 major Patient Care Technical Unit strike lines can be found below.

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: TBD
  • Press Contact: John de los Angeles (jdelosangeles@afscme3299.org; 650-438-1961)


UCSF Medical Center

  • Picket Time: 7:00am – 6:00pm
  • Address: Parnassus Medical Center, 505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA
  • Rally Time: Noon (12:00pm)
  • Expected Dignitaries: TBD
  • 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 Assemblymember Todd Gloria
  • 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: State Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry and Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor
  • 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: TBD
  • Press Contact: Jashua Bane (jbane@afscme.org; 213-841-8490)

Last modified: October 25, 2018

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