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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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AFSCME to UC: Stop Outsourcing Jobs to ICE Collaborators

(OAKLAND, CA) – The University of California’s (UC) largest employee union, AFSCME Local 3299, recently called for UC to stop outsourcing jobs and other services to private contractors who are working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to implement President Trump’s “zero tolerance” and family separation policies....

August 13, 2018

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Statement on the Appointment of Newest UC Regents

(OAKLAND, CA) – Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown appointed 4 new members to the University of California’s (UC) Board of Regents. Among Brown’s new appointments is Laphonza Butler, the President of the Service Employees’ International Union (SEIU) Local 2015, which represents 378,000 caregivers and nursing home workers. The following is a statement on the appointment of Butler from Kathryn Lybarger, President of AFSCME Local 3299, UC’s largest employee union....

August 7, 2018

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As UC Strike Ends, Lawmakers Urge Napolitano to Acknowledge Workers’ Concerns

(OAKLAND, CA) – As AFSCME represented UC service workers conclude a three day strike, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and State Senator Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) joined the chorus of state leaders urging UC President Janet Napolitano to return to the bargaining table to negotiate in good faith to address workers concerns....

May 9, 2018

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ADVISORY: UC Nurses and Technical Employees to Join Striking AFSCME Workers

(OAKLAND, CA) – Today, AFSCME Local 3299, which represents over 25,000 Service and Patient Care Technical workers at the University of California, will be joined on the second day of a three-day strike by the California Nurses Association (CNA), which represents14,000 UC nurses, and the University Professional and Technical Employees' (UPTE-CWA), which represents 15,000 UC workers. The sympathy strikes authorized by UC nurses and technical workers come as a growing chorus of California leaders have condemned UC’s harsh treatment of its lowest wage workers and troubling patterns of inequality. Yesterday, US Senator Kamala Harris cancelled a planned UC commencement speech due to the ongoing labor dispute....

May 8, 2018

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RELEASE: Court Rejects UC’s Attempt to Silence Workers Striking for Equality

(OAKLAND, CA) – A California Superior Court rejected the University of California’s attempt to block more than 700 of its workers from participating in a planned May 7-9 strike. Instead, it has sided with the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) and AFSCME Local 3299—the union that is leading next week’s strike—in requiring only a small number of critical medical workers to report for work....

May 4, 2018

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UC Workers Call for 3 Day Strike, May 7th-9th

(OAKLAND, CA) – Today, AFSCME Local 3299, which represents over 25,000 Service and Patient Care Technical workers at the University of California issued a ten-day notice of their intention to engage in a three-day strike from May 7th to 9th. The announcement comes after over a year of stalled contract negotiations and new research that revealed increasingly unequal treatment of low-wage women and people of color working at the University....

April 26, 2018

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AFSCME Responds to UC Decision to Implement Terms

(OAKLAND, CA) – In an attempt to circumvent and subvert the collective bargaining process required by state law, the University of California announced on Friday imposed terms on more than 9,000 of its lowest wage Service workers....

April 24, 2018

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UC Workers Vote to Strike, Announce Speakers Boycott

(OAKLAND, CA) – With contract negotiations and post-impasse mediation procedures being exhausted after a year of bargaining, AFSCME Local 3299 represented workers at the University of California voted with 97 percent approval to authorize a system-wide strike. The union has also called on speakers invited to participate at upcoming UC graduation events to support workers by boycotting university engagements until the labor dispute is resolved....

April 19, 2018

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