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LABOR BOARD & COURT RULED: UC WORKERS HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO STRIKE!

PERB (Public Employment Relations Board) and the Court both agree with AFSCME on Patient Protection! We have been fighting to win a fair contract for safe staffing and a secure future. Instead of agreeing to a fair contract, UC chose to put profits before patients, students, and the front-line providers. Now PERB and the Court have agreed with AFSCME that virtually all service workers and patient care workers can go on strike while a limited number of essential employees will report to work to protect our patients....

May 5, 2018

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Student Workers: You have the right to strike

AFSCME members invite student workers to stand with us in solidarity. Despite management’s threats—student workers have the legal right to honor our strike and join the picket line in solidarity....

May 3, 2018

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Q&A ABOUT OUR RIGHT TO STRIKE

Q: Why is our AFSCME 3299 bargaining team calling for a strike vote?

Our Bargaining Team has been negotiating in good faith. UC still has yet to offer real wage increases, benefit protections, job security, safe staffing and ending discrimination in the workplace. Instead, UC wants us to take cuts. We have reached the final impasse in SX Bargaining. If UC continues to refuse to meet our core demands, we must be prepared to take all actions necessary to win, including striking. That’s why our bargaining team is calling for a strike vote to show UC that we are ready to fight for what we deserve. Patient Care workers are voting to join the lines with Service workers in solidarity; all UC workers deserve better....

April 13, 2018

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Napolitano: What is the Priority for Public Higher Education in CA?

Ed. Note: In November, the University of California Board of Regents approved a plan to raise tuition for all students by 5 percent each year over the next five years. The move touched off heated reactions among students and state legislators, and has even led to a proposal by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) that if passed would give Sacramento greater oversight powers over the UC, including the ability to veto any tuition increases approved by the Board of Regents. But UC President Janet Napolitano says that after years of disinvestment by the state, the issue at hand is really about “what it takes to run the kind of public university system that California has historically had and what it will take in the future.” She spoke with NAM editor Peter Schurmann....

December 19, 2014

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