OUR PATIENTS, OUR STUDENTS, OUR FUTURE!

Gavin Newson Tag Archive

Press Releases

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

Read More

News

UC takes the money and runs

When California Gov. Jerry Brown was pushing Proposition 30 in 2012, he sold it with the promise that the income and sales tax increases in his measure would put off sharp tuition increases in the UC and CSU systems. Sacramento increased state funding for the University of California and California State University by 5 percent annually for two years and then 4 percent annually for the next two years. Budget documents heralded a four-year deal that would keep tuition flat....

December 10, 2014

Read More

News

UC regents have odd sense of ‘injustice’

Nobody in California should want to go back to the years of recession and state budget deficits. But those difficult times did have one advantage. It was easier then to arouse public outrage about the financial foolishness of public officials....

September 29, 2014

Read More

News

UC regents award 20 percent pay raises to fix executive ‘injustices’

Heralding what the University of California regents promise will be a new era of pay increases at the public university, the governing board gave 20 percent raises Thursday to their three lowest-paid chancellors - with some regents expressing regret that they could give so little. The lone "no" vote came from Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a regent, who opposed the raises without comment....

September 19, 2014

Read More

Press Releases

UC SERVICE WORKERS ANNOUNCE FIVE DAY STRIKE, MARCH 3-MARCH 7

Oakland: With negotiations over wages and staffing at a stalemate, the 8300 University of California Service Workers represented by AFSCME 3299—the lowest paid workers at UC--have given ten day notice that they will strike March 3rd-March 7th....

February 20, 2014

Read More

News

UC workers vote to go on strike

More than 21,000 workers at the University of California have voted to go on strike. An overwhelming 96 percent of the university’s service workers and patient care employees approved the strike authorization after three days of voting, union officials announced on Friday....

February 15, 2014

Read More

Press Releases

AFSCME 3299 Members Authorize Strike and Sympathy Strike at UC with 96% Support

Oakland: After three days of voting, the University of California’s 8300 Service Workers have voted to authorize a strike and its more than 13,000 Patient Care Technical Workers have voted to authorize a sympathy strike with 96% support....

February 14, 2014

Read More

Capitol ReportPolitics

Capitol Report – Week of October 10, 2011

SACRAMENTO— Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 857 which protects workers who are forced to go on strike. In 2008, Local 3299 went on strike to win one of the strongest contracts in UC’s history....

October 10, 2011

Read More

Capitol ReportPolitics

Capitol Report – Week of September 12, 2011

SACRAMENTO — State lawmakers are calling on the University of California to comply with the 2011 State Budget Act which mandates the University of California pay scheduled raises to thousands of low-wage service workers who struggle to make ends....

September 12, 2011

Read More

MediaNews

Newsom Announces Formation of a Working Group for the Future of Higher Education

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the formation of the first working group from his Economic Growth and Competitiveness Agenda for California released last month....

September 2, 2011

Read More