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Presidential Candidate Julián Castro Joins Striking UC Workers in SF

(OAKLAND, CA) – As rare May showers drenched the state on Thursday, striking University of California workers put on a show of determination as they protested illegal outsourcing of middle-class jobs on campuses and medical centers across the state. In San Francisco, UC President Janet Napolitano’s fellow former Obama appointee, Julián Castro, joined the picket line to support UC workers at Mission Bay Medical Center—just shortly after 12 individuals were arrested for an act of civil disobedience during UC’s Board of Regents meeting, where they took issue with the University’s unfair labor practices. Three charges were filed against the University earlier this month....

May 16, 2019

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UC Workers Will Strike Over Illegal Outsourcing on May 16th

(OAKLAND, CA) – In three separate Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges filed within the last week, the University of California’s largest employee union has demanded that UC cease its ever-widening efforts to replace career employees with low wage outsourcing companies....

May 6, 2019

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UC Faces Unfair Labor Practice Charges Over Plans to Outsource More Jobs

(OAKLAND, CA) – In three separate Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges filed within the last week, the University of California’s largest employee union has demanded that UC cease its ever-widening efforts to replace career employees with low wage outsourcing companies....

May 2, 2019

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UC Workers Call for Speakers Boycott After Unfair Labor Practice Strike

(OAKLAND, CA) – Amid ongoing labor disputes over outsourcing, income inequality and alleged illegal labor practices, the University of California’s largest employee union announced today that it is calling for a boycott of University speaking engagements....

April 16, 2019

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UC Workers Call for Unfair Labor Practice Strike on April 10th

(OAKLAND, CA) – University of California Service and Patient Care workers represented by AFSCME Local 3299 announced today that they will strike on April 10th, in response to the University’s intimidation tactics, violence, and other interference with workers’ rights....

March 29, 2019

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Lawmakers and Community Workers File Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against UC

(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....

March 27, 2019

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Senator Bernie Sanders to Join Striking UC Workers on March 20th

(OAKLAND, CA) – As UPTE-CWA 9119 announced that its Research and Technical workers would go on strike next Wednesday over growing levels of income inequality at the University of California, U.S. Senator and 2020 Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced his intention to join striking workers on the picket line at UCLA....

March 15, 2019

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Thousands of UC Workers Set to Strike on March 20th

(OAKLAND, CA) – As the union representing 14,000 Professional and Technical employees, UPTE-CWA 9119, issued notice to the University of California of their intention to strike on March 20th, AFSCME Local 3299 announced that UC’s Service and Patient Care Technical workers would be joining them. Together, the 2 labor unions represent roughly 39,000 workers across the UC system....

March 8, 2019

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As UC Promotes Aggie Square, UC Workers Voice Concerns Over Outsourcing

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – While the University of California is set to announce new developments on its $60 million Aggie Square project at a press conference later today, nearly 60 of its career hospital employees are voicing concerns over UC’s intention to outsource its entire inpatient rehabilitation department to Kindred Healthcare—the company tasked with operating a brand new 40-bed rehabilitation center as part of the project....

February 21, 2019

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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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