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UC Workers Begin 3-Day Strike, Oct. 23rd-25th

(OAKLAND, CA) – Tomorrow, Patient Care Technical workers represented by the University of California’s largest employee union, AFSCME Local 3299, will begin a 3-day strike to protest alarming patterns of inequality that they say is driven by the University’s practice of outsourcing jobs to contract companies that pay workers less and offer little to no benefits. ...

October 22, 2018

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UC Workers Call for 3-day Strike, October 23rd-25th

(OAKLAND, CA) – The University of California’s largest employee union, AFSCME Local 3299, announced today that the University’s Patient Care Technical workers will be staging a 3-day walkout from October 23rd to 25th at all UC Medical Centers. They will be joined in solidarity by AFSCME Local 3299 represented UC Service workers, as well as Professional Healthcare, Research and Technical workers represented by UPTE-CWA....

October 12, 2018

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UC Workers Vote to Authorize Another Potential Strike

(OAKLAND, CA) – With labor negotiations at the University of California deadlocked and UC moving to bypass collective bargaining by unilaterally imposing employment terms on its frontline employees, UC’s Patient Care Technical workers voted to authorize a strike this week with 96% support. The vote comes just a few months after UC’s Service workers staged a 3-day walkout in May over growing income, racial, and gender disparities within the University’s workforce—which prompted 53,000 University workers to join the strike in solidarity....

October 11, 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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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 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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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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