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STRIKE WRAP UP: UC PATIENTS AND CALIFORNIA LEADERS STAND WITH UC HOSPITAL WORKERS

OAKLAND: The historic first-ever strike amongst UC Patient Care Technical Workers represented by AFSCME 3299 drew thousands of workers, their families, patients and elected leaders from across California to picket lines at UC Hospitals in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Irvine and San Diego....

May 23, 2013

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AFSCME ANNOUNCES UC PATIENT CARE STRIKE LOCATION AND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Statewide: AFSCME 3299 today has announced the locations, schedule of events, and a list of expected dignitaries who will be joining members on picket lines in connection with this week’s Patient Care Technical Worker Strike at UC Medical Centers....

May 20, 2013

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ON PROPOSED UC HOSPITAL STRIKE INJUNCTION, JUDGE CONCURS WITH AFSCME’S EFFORTS TO PROTECT PUBLIC SAFETY

Oakland: In a ruling issued moments ago, a Sacramento Superior Court Judge has agreed with AFSCME 3299’s proposal to exempt certain employees who provide respiratory therapy in the NICU, PICU and Burn Units from participation in this week’s planned two day strike of UC Medical Centers by the system’s 13,000 Patient Care Technical Workers. The judge further agreed with AFSCME that nearly two dozen additional employees that the Public Employment Relations Board had argued should be covered by the limited injunction, will be allowed to strike and to participate in the union’s Patient Protection Task force that has been assembled to meet emergent needs during the two day walkout....

May 20, 2013

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FRONTLINE UC WORKERS RESPOND TO OUTRAGEOUS UC ASSERTIONS ABOUT STRIKE AFSCME

Oakland - Today AFSCME Local 3299, which represents 13,000 UC patient care technical workers responded to UC’s outrageous claims about the cost and consequences of its planned two day strike, and challenged them to use the funds they are proposing to spend on replacement workers on shoring up the chronic understaffing of UC Hospitals....

May 20, 2013

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PERB AFFIRMS RIGHT OF UC PATIENT CARE WORKERS TO STRIKE

Oakland: In response to the Public Employment Relations Board’s (PERB) determination that it will seek a limited temporary injunction enjoining fewer than 120 (out of nearly 13,000) Patient Care Technical Workers from participating in next week's planned strike of University of California Medical Facilities, AFSCME 3299 President Kathryn Lybarger has issued the following statement......

May 17, 2013

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UC Patient Care Workers Call Two Day Strike, May 21st-22nd

Oakland: Moments ago, the nearly 13,000 UC Patient Care Technical Workers (EX Unit) represented by AFSCME Local 3299 issued a ten day notice to UC’s Office of the President of their intention to engage in a two day strike, May 21st-22nd. These workers will be joined on the picket lines by UC hospital service workers (SX Unit), who will engage in a sympathy strike....

May 15, 2013

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UC Patient Care Workers Call Two Day Strike, May 21st-22nd

Oakland: Moments ago, the nearly 13,000 UC Patient Care Technical Workers (EX Unit) represented by AFSCME Local 3299 issued a ten day notice to UC’s Office of the President of their intention to engage in a two day strike, May 21st-22nd. These workers will be joined on the picket lines by UC hospital service workers (SX Unit), who will engage in a sympathy strike....

May 10, 2013

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UC PATIENT CARE WORKERS VOTE TO STRIKE

Oakland: AFSCME 3299, which represents nearly 13,000 University of California Patient Care Technical Workers, announced today that its members have voted to authorize a strike with more than 97% support....

May 7, 2013

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AFSCME Calls on UC to Cap Executive Pensions

The UC system’s largest union today has called on the UC system’s growing group of Executives and Management staff to adopt the cap on pensionable compensation recently signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The move could ultimately save the UC system as much as $35 million per year....

May 3, 2013

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UC Patient Care Workers Announce Strike Vote

Having negotiated for ten months, including more than three months of post-impasse proceedings, AFSCME 3299 has announced that 13,000 Patient Care Technical Workers within the University of California’s $6.9 billion Medical System will be holding a strike vote April 30th-May 2nd....

April 18, 2013

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