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Take Back UC coalition demands pension reform, better hospital staffing

UC union workers, students and two state legislators gathered at the state Capitol earlier this week to announce an activist coalition that calls for less pension for UC executives and better staffing at UC hospitals....

November 8, 2013

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UC to implement final offer on service-worker wages, pension plan

After a drawn-out negotiation process concluded unresolved, the University of California announced Tuesday that it will implement its last offer on wages and a revised pension plan to more than 8,000 service workers employed by the system....

September 26, 2013

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Op-Ed

Time for the UC system to cap high-end pensions

If you want to know what's going on at the University of California's taxpayer-subsidized hospitals, please do your own homework. You'll find growing questions about patient safety and the system's preparedness for the Affordable Care Act. You'll see hundreds of thousands of dollars in government fines, dozens of routine safety violations, a million-dollar legal settlement stemming from patient neglect as well as a legislative audit of the system's finances and staffing levels....

August 8, 2013

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Unions AND Conservatives: END Golden Handshakes in UC System

How bad does a policy have to be when both Unions and the Right agree it must end? Yesterday I reported that the Left and Right agreed that the Bay Area Regional government plan was bad for jobs, people and the community—it was authoritarian in nature—people were allowed to be heard—the Regional government did not listen....

July 31, 2013

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Hospital Workers Strike Today, Demand Safer Staffing, Pensions

“The membership has really had enough of how we are treated at UC," said an ultrasound tech on strike at UC's San Francisco Medical Center. The administration wants pension cuts while rewarding top execs handsomely....

May 22, 2013

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Elective Surgeries Canceled Ahead Of Looming UC Walkout

WESTWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A potential walkout among 13,000 workers at five University of California medical centers statewide next week has already prompted officials to cancel elective surgeries. ...

May 18, 2013

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Big Bay Area Hospital Strikes: Who Will Be Affected and Why

Workers are planning a strike at University of California San Francisco and the four other UC medical centers up and down the state Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21 and 22....

May 17, 2013

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UC Medical Systems Must Reform Pensions to Prioritize Patients

Thousands of frontline workers at all five University of California medical centers will strike at the end of this month as a last resort response to the UC medical centers’ refusal to pay a fair wage and provide livable benefits....

May 16, 2013

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Union actuary says UC overstates pension costs

A large technical-worker union that plans a strike at five University of California hospitals next week opposes the next phase of a pension reform, arguing that costs have been overstated to get workers to pay more toward their pensions. Public pension systems, such as CalPERS and CalSTRS, are often accused by critics of using overly optimistic investment earnings forecast to keep employer costs low and conceal massive “unsustainable” long-term debt....

May 14, 2013

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UC hospital workers vote to strike

President Kathryn Lybarger said the union had bargained unsuccessfully for much of a year. The union represents such workers as respiratory therapists, nursing aides and surgical technicians, as well as security guards and other hospital employees. At UCD, the union represents 2,655 workers....

May 8, 2013

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