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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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UC Workers Will Strike Over Illegal Outsourcing on May 16th

(OAKLAND, CA) – In three separate Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges filed within the last week, the University of California’s largest employee union has demanded that UC cease its ever-widening efforts to replace career employees with low wage outsourcing companies....

May 6, 2019

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UC Faces Unfair Labor Practice Charges Over Plans to Outsource More Jobs

(OAKLAND, CA) – In three separate Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges filed within the last week, the University of California’s largest employee union has demanded that UC cease its ever-widening efforts to replace career employees with low wage outsourcing companies....

May 2, 2019

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UC Workers Call for Speakers Boycott After Unfair Labor Practice Strike

(OAKLAND, CA) – Amid ongoing labor disputes over outsourcing, income inequality and alleged illegal labor practices, the University of California’s largest employee union announced today that it is calling for a boycott of University speaking engagements....

April 16, 2019

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UC Workers Call for Unfair Labor Practice Strike on April 10th

(OAKLAND, CA) – University of California Service and Patient Care workers represented by AFSCME Local 3299 announced today that they will strike on April 10th, in response to the University’s intimidation tactics, violence, and other interference with workers’ rights....

March 29, 2019

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Lawmakers and Community Workers File Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against UC

(OAKLAND, CA) – Yesterday, lawmakers and community leaders joined the picket lines at the University of California’s 5 major medical centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Irvine, and Sacramento in support of the University’s striking patient care workers. The over 15,000 hospital workers—joined by 9,000 service workers and 15,000 technical workers—have been on strike since Tuesday over concerns of the University’s practice of outsourcing jobs to private firms that pay lower wages, provide fewer benefits, and expose workers to a higher risk of labor abuse like wage theft....

March 27, 2019

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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 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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UC Workers Call for Strike Vote

Inequality & Outsourcing Spur Continued Unrest at University of California

(OAKLAND, CA) – Stalled labor negotiations between the University of California and its largest employee union, AFSCME Local 3299, reached a boiling point at Wednesday’s UC Board of Regents meeting when union leaders publicly announced that their members will be voting on whether to go on strike for the second time this year....

September 26, 2018

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UC Breaks State Labor Laws Again, PERB Issues Complaints

(OAKLAND, CA) – The Public Employees Relations Board (PERB) has issued formal complaints against the University of California (UC) in accordance with unfair practice charges filed by the University’s largest employee union, AFSCME Local 3299. The University is charged with being in violation of state law that protects workers’ access to their union, free of undue interference from their employer. ...

September 21, 2018

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