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Presidential Candidate Julián Castro Joins Striking UC Workers in SF

(OAKLAND, CA) – As rare May showers drenched the state on Thursday, striking University of California workers put on a show of determination as they protested illegal outsourcing of middle-class jobs on campuses and medical centers across the state. In San Francisco, UC President Janet Napolitano’s fellow former Obama appointee, Julián Castro, joined the picket line to support UC workers at Mission Bay Medical Center—just shortly after 12 individuals were arrested for an act of civil disobedience during UC’s Board of Regents meeting, where they took issue with the University’s unfair labor practices. Three charges were filed against the University earlier this month....

May 16, 2019

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Thousands of UC Workers Set to Strike on March 20th

(OAKLAND, CA) – As the union representing 14,000 Professional and Technical employees, UPTE-CWA 9119, issued notice to the University of California of their intention to strike on March 20th, AFSCME Local 3299 announced that UC’s Service and Patient Care Technical workers would be joining them. Together, the 2 labor unions represent roughly 39,000 workers across the UC system....

March 8, 2019

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As UC Promotes Aggie Square, UC Workers Voice Concerns Over Outsourcing

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – While the University of California is set to announce new developments on its $60 million Aggie Square project at a press conference later today, nearly 60 of its career hospital employees are voicing concerns over UC’s intention to outsource its entire inpatient rehabilitation department to Kindred Healthcare—the company tasked with operating a brand new 40-bed rehabilitation center as part of the project....

February 21, 2019

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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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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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Another View: Outsourcing public services may deliver steep bill to taxpayers

Accountability for taxpayer dollars is an unassailable goal. Unfortunately, The Sacramento Bee is supporting outsourcing of public services and opposing common-sense bills that will protect taxpayers and improve public services (“Bills that should never become law”; Editorials, Sept. 17)....

September 21, 2015

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Greater reliance on behalf of the contractor in case of poor outsourcing staff

According to the University of California's largest employee union (UC) system, the first 3299 AFSCME local chapter of the latest study found that the school continued dependence on private contractors, resulting in more and more into the poverty trap increase staff, victims are mostly immigrants and people of color species....

August 9, 2015

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RELEASE: New Research Says UC Growing Ranks of California’s Working Poor

Oakland: The University of California’s continued reliance on private contractors is driving a growing number of UC workers—primarily immigrants and people of color—into poverty, according to new research by AFSCME Local 3299, the UC system’s largest employee union....

August 7, 2015

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