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Registered Nurses Say Patient Safety Sparks Today’s UCI Medical Center Rally

The rallies across California are aimed at drawing attention to the hospitals prioritizing profits over patient care, according to the the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU)....

October 12, 2017

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Targeted UC Irvine Medical Center Workers Hold Yet Another Rally Today

Students, health workers, union officials and community leaders plan to demonstrate outside UC Irvine Medical Center to protest recently announced staffing cuts that have already eliminated as many as 175 jobs—and led to reductions in work time for many others, according to union officials....

November 17, 2016

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UC Irvine Health Workers to Picket Job Losses as Profits are Said to Soar

Claiming that their jobs are being eliminated even though profits are up and the facility is understaffed, health workers, students and worker union supporters plan to rally and picket at UC Irvine Medical Center today....

October 18, 2016

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UCI Medical Center CEO Snottily Explains Massive Worker Layoffs During Town Hall

UC Irvine Medical Center workers in Orange are still tense a week after the start of a massive layoff of 175 positions. Dr. Howard Federoff, CEO of UC Irvine Health, delivered a statement on the "Operational Transformation," as the staff slash retooling is being deemed, promising town halls to address the decision. Medical center workers packed an auditorium on-site yesterday afternoon, ready to hear what the head honcho had to say....

October 12, 2016

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Hundreds of Workers, Students Strike At UC Irvine

Activists chanting "si, se puede" and "UC, escucha, estamos en la lucha" drowned out the traditional "$2 boba" chants at UC Irvine yesterday as workers, students and their supporters rallied and marched during a UC-wide strike by AFSCME 3299 and sympathy strike by UAW 2865. AFSCME represents the university's service and patient-care employees while UAW represents TAs, readers, fellows and other academic employees....

November 21, 2013

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UC Irvine Medical Center Workers Ready for Strike Vote

Patient care workers at University of California hospitals, including UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, will be taking a strike vote Oct. 28-30, their union (and the UC's largest) Local 3299 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) announced. ...

October 9, 2013

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UCI Medical Center Workers Prepare for Strike Vote; UC Says Union Ducking Pension Reform

Thirteen thousand patient care technical workers from the University of California's $6.9 billion medical system, which includes UC Irvine and UCI Medical Center in Orange, will start taking strike votes April 30....

April 23, 2013

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