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

(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....

October 25, 2018

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Thousands More to Join Strike at UC Medical Centers

(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. ...

October 24, 2018

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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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FAQ – October 23-25 AFSCME Strike

More FAQ's about the October 23-25 AFSCME Strike....

October 22, 2018

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UC Workers Begin 3-Day Strike, Oct. 23rd-25th

(OAKLAND, CA) – Tomorrow, Patient Care Technical workers represented by the University of California’s largest employee union, AFSCME Local 3299, will begin a 3-day strike to protest alarming patterns of inequality that they say is driven by the University’s practice of outsourcing jobs to contract companies that pay workers less and offer little to no benefits. ...

October 22, 2018

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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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UC Breaks State Labor Laws Again, PERB Issues Complaints

(OAKLAND, CA) – The Public Employees Relations Board (PERB) has issued formal complaints against the University of California (UC) in accordance with unfair practice charges filed by the University’s largest employee union, AFSCME Local 3299. The University is charged with being in violation of state law that protects workers’ access to their union, free of undue interference from their employer. ...

September 21, 2018

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