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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

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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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Press Releases

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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Op-Ed

Inequality is rampant on UC campuses

For generations, Californians have led efforts to address economic and social inequality in America. In Congress and the courts, we've fought to close the gap between rich and poor, white and black and men and women. ...

April 4, 2018

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Press Releases

AFSCME 3299 Calls on Legislature to Take Action on University of California Regent Pattiz

(OAKLAND, CA) – With the University of California failing to offer any disciplinary measures against Regent Norman Pattiz for alleged sexual misconduct, AFSCME Local 3299 President Kathryn Lybarger called on California State Legislators to take action:...

December 12, 2017

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Press Releases

News Report on Internal UC Audit Reveals Wage Policy Shame

(OAKLAND, CA) – A blockbuster report in today's San Jose Mercury News has revealed that the University of California is failing to enforce the minimum wage policy it released to much "fanfare" in 2015. The report was compiled based on a review of internal campus audits related to vendor compliance with the University's Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan (FW/FW), which affects thousands of low wage contract workers....

October 23, 2017

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Op-Ed

UC’s minimum-wage policy flunks the fairness test: Guest commentary

Marisol Ramirez is one of more than 80 full-time hospital valet drivers at UCLA Medical Center, most of whom are about to lose their jobs just months after reporting that the low-wage private contractor employing them was paying less than required by university policy....

August 31, 2017

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Press Releases

Statement on Recent State Audit of the University of California

(OAKLAND, CA) – Today, the California State Auditor released a report on contracting out at the University of California (UC). The following is a statement on the findings from Kathryn Lybarger, President of AFSCME Local 3299....

August 22, 2017

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News

UC owes $1.3 million to thousands of underpaid employees

The University of California has reached a $1.3 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor over a payroll issue that resulted in thousands of non-academic employees being routinely underpaid by small dollar amounts on each paycheck....

August 11, 2017

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RELEASE: “Students & Workers In, Executives Out”

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – Students and workers gathered outside UCSF’s Mission Bay Conference Center in protest of UC’s contracting out practices, rising education costs, and more during UC’s Board of Regents meeting Wednesday morning. The protest took place just two weeks after UC President Janet Napolitano testified before state lawmakers regarding her interference with an audit of her office that found $175 million in secret funds....

May 17, 2017

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