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AFSCME’s 40th International Convention Update

It's been an intense week at AFSCME’s 40th International Convention, and I'd like to give you a brief update, with hopefully more to follow soon....

June 28, 2012

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Fighting As One

LOS ANGELES — Waving “Respect!” signs and chanting “We’re fired up, won’t take it no more,” thousands of AFSCME delegates rallied in MacArthur Park with their California sisters and brothers, calling attention to the fight for public service employees here and across America....

June 21, 2012

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Thousands attend labor rally in MacArthur Park

More than 4,000 people attended a Wednesday afternoon rally in MacArthur Park put on by a national public services employees union....

June 20, 2012

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NO to UC’s Debt Privatization & New Tuition Hikes!

Yesterday, University of California President Mark Yudof called on the people who care about UC and its promise to educate all of California’s children to once again call their elected state officials and advocate on UC’s behalf during the close of California’s budget season....

June 14, 2012

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Say No to the Risky Restructuring of UC’s Debt in the Governor’s Budget

UC’s proposal would kill essential state oversight of borrowing and take unnecessary risks that could leave taxpayers and students on the hook. By rolling $2.5 billion of existing state-supported debt into UC’s budget, executives claim they could use the University’s superior credit rating to refinance the debt and save money this year. ...

June 14, 2012

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UC workers protest as negotiations begin with campus

The union representing UC workers, AFSCME Local 3299, entered negotiations with the university Wednesday over a new contract, and several union members and other protesters demonstrated for better benefits near Sproul Plaza....

June 9, 2012

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UCSD Workers Storm Campus Labor Relations

UC has made it clear that they don't want to have UC Patient Care and Service workers negotiating together in their up coming contract negotiations. Workers from campus delegate UCSD labor relations to demand the release of Leo de la Torre, their representative on the bargaining team....

May 24, 2012

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PCT Workers Storm CEO’s Offices

Patient Care workers marched on CEO’s offices across the state Tuesday to deliver a clear message: “We fought hard in our last contract for market wages and won. Now it’s time to stop messing around, follow our contract, and give us our 1%!...

March 21, 2012

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VICTORY: New UC Hastings Members Ratify First Contract by 98 Percent

In the summer of 2009, UC Hastings staff began organizing to join AFSCME 3299 and were officially union recognized as a union in October 2010. Since then, members have been fighting for a fair first contract. Rising benefits costs, a 5 year wage freeze, management favoritism and no chance to advance were major problems that needed to be resolved. ...

January 23, 2012

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VICTORY: New UC Hastings Members Ratify First Contract by 98%

Congratulations- we did it! Newest 3299 members at UC Hastings ratify first union contract!...

January 23, 2012

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