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STATEMENT: AFSCME 3299 Reacts to New UC Outsourcing Policy

Oakland, CA -- One day after the union representing 26,000 University of California Service and Patient Care workers mounted a statewide Unfair Labor Practice Strike over allegations of illegal outsourcing of UC jobs to low wage contractors, the UC Board of Regents today adopted a new system wide policy promising to insource more contract workers, provide them equal pay with UC employees performing similar jobs and to “generally prohibit” outsourcing....

November 14, 2019

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STATEMENT: UC Workers React to DNC Decision to Change December Debate Venue

Oakland, CA -- As reported by the Huffington Post earlier today, the Democratic National Committee has announced that it will relocate its planned December 19th Presidential Debate away from UCLA....

November 6, 2019

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RELEASE: UC Workers Will Strike November 13th Over New Charges of Illegal Outsourcing

(Oakland, CA)—AFSCME Local 3299, which represents more than 25,000 University of California Service and Patient Care Technical workers, notified UC Administrators today that its members will mount a statewide Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Strike on November 13th....

November 1, 2019

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RELEASE: Outsourcing at University of California Has Increased by 52% Since 2016

(Oakland, CA)— According to documents filed with the State Legislature, the University of California has increased its spending on outsourcing of campus service and patient care jobs normally performed by university employees by as much as 52% since 2016.  This is nearly three times the rate of growth in direct university employment for similar jobs over the same period....

October 30, 2019

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RELEASE: SIX NEW ULP COMPLAINTS ALLEGE MORE ILLEGAL OUTSOURCING AT UC

(Oakland, CA)— The University of California’s largest employee union—AFSCME 3299—filed six new unfair labor practice complaints against UC, alleging violations of state law, the University’s internal wage and procurement policies, and its collective bargaining agreements in connection with its outsourcing of university jobs to lower wage contractors....

October 28, 2019

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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....

May 16, 2019

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UC Workers Will Strike Over Illegal Outsourcing on May 16th

(OAKLAND, CA) – Citing repeated violations of California law in the University of California’s efforts to outsource thousands of frontline jobs, the UC’s Service and Patient Care workers have notified University administrators of their intention to mount a single-day Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike on May 16th....

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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