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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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UC Bypasses Collective Bargaining, Outsourcing to Continue

(OAKLAND, CA) – – In an attempt to circumvent and subvert the collective bargaining process required by state law for the second time this year, the University of California (UC) announced imposed contract terms late Monday for more than 15,000 of UC’s Patient Care Technical workers. The announcement comes just days after AFSCME-represented UC workers announced their intention to vote on whether to strike....

October 2, 2018

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Membership Update: UC Admits Intentionally Understaffing Us!

PCT began its first session of bargaining on October 12th & 13th. Rallying behind were hundreds of service workers, students, CNA, and UPTE members all across the state chanting: “What do we want? CONTRACT! When do we want it? NOW!”...

October 16, 2017

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Know Your Rights Under An Expired Contract!

After our contract expires—a period called “status quo”—virtually all provisions of our contract remain in effect, with three main exceptions: We are not bound by the No Strikes provisions. UC does not maintain the same Management Rights detailed in the contract. We do not have the same access to the Arbitration Procedure. WHEN DO OUR …...

August 3, 2017

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ALERT: Hundreds to Protest Layoffs at UC Irvine Today

Orange: As many as 300 UC Health Workers, Students and community leaders are expected to picket and rally at UC Irvine Medical Center today to demand that UCI reverse its recently announced staffing cuts--cuts that have already eliminated as many as 175 jobs and led to reductions in work time for many others. Thursday's protest comes as new data shows dramatic increases in demand from UCI patients, and marks the second major UCI Hospital protest in as many months--and the first since the layoffs took effect on November 7th....

November 17, 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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UC hospital strike avoided by tentative 4-year contract

LOS ANGELES – A potential strike by 13,000 workers at UC hospitals statewide has been averted, as marathon contract talks over the weekend produced a new tentative contract today....

March 24, 2014

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Strike Averted: AFSCME 3299 and UC Reach Tentative Agreement for Patient Care Technical Workers

Oakland: In marathon bargaining sessions this weekend, AFSCME 3299 represented UC Patient Care Technical Workers have reached a tentative contract agreement with the University of California. This week’s planned ULP Strike at UC hospitals has been cancelled, and a ratification vote has been set for March 26-27....

March 23, 2014

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UC hospital strike averted by tentative contract agreement

UC spokesperson Dianne Klein said the settlement came after both sides “made significant compromises” and she described the agreement as “a fair and fiscally sustainable contract.” UC leaders hope the agreement ushers in a new era of cooperation with the union in the future, Klein added....

March 23, 2014

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