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Press Releases

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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NewsOp-Ed

Commentary: UC bill about families, basic dignity (East Bay Times)

This is the time of year when hundreds of bills find their way to the governor's desk. Behind each is a story: the real life experiences of individuals who would be impacted by these laws. SB 959 (Sen. Ricardo Lara), which is on the governor's desk, is my story....

September 1, 2016

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Press Releases

RELEASE: UCSF to re-hire dozens of fired Immigrant Workers After Public Outcry

Oakland: Late yesterday, UCSF Medical Center and AFSCME Local 3299 reached an agreement for UCSF to hire 24 former Contract custodians at UCSF Medical Center. The workers, primarily Chinese immigrants who had been employed by former UCSF Contractor IMPEC Group for as long as four years, had been fired in 2015 after UCSF demanded that IMPEC cut their wages by almost 50% and the workers spoke up for better working conditions....

August 30, 2016

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