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AFSCME 3299 and UC Reach Agreement on Service Workers Contracts, Strike Canceled

Service workers represented by AFSCME 3299 reached a tentative 4-year contract agreement with the University of California early this morning, canceling the strike planned for next week. The agreement meets many of the service workers’ key demands, including wage increase over the next four years, however, the 13,000 patient care technical workers represented by the union will continue bargaining for their contract....

February 27, 2014

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UC workers vote to go on strike

More than 21,000 workers at the University of California have voted to go on strike. An overwhelming 96 percent of the university’s service workers and patient care employees approved the strike authorization after three days of voting, union officials announced on Friday....

February 15, 2014

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Union covering UC workers calls one-day strike

Service and technical workers at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will be joined on the picket lines by members of the California Nurses Association. Both unions are in collective bargaining with UC. The strike stems from what AFSCME calls “a coordinated campaign of illegal intimidation, coercion and threats” against AFSCME members who participated in a two-day walkout in May....

November 12, 2013

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The UC System of Contradictions

Last Wednesday, Janet Napolitano sent out a “Note to (her) colleagues” that appeared in my ZotMail inbox. I didn’t pay much attention to it at first. I opened and skimmed it during my twenty-minute break at UTC. It stated that on her tour of the UCs, Napolitano was in awe of the UC system — impressed by the dedication and intellect of the students, inspired by the research faculty that is leading the world in change and enjoyed “the gorgeous, well-maintained grounds (she has) seen.” Wait, what?...

October 29, 2013

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UC Employees Begin Voting on Whether to Authorize Strike

Patient care and service workers at the ten University of California campuses across the state began voting today on whether to authorize a strike based on their union's allegation that the university engaged in unfair labor practices....

October 28, 2013

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Service worker paycut: Fiscally “safe”, morally wrong

On Sept. 24, University of California announced that a 1.5 percent decrease in take-home pay will take place for members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) 3299, the UC system’s largest union representing over 8,000 service and patient care workers....

October 17, 2013

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UCI Service Workers Take Home Less

UC service workers, the people who maintain the campus, clean the hallways, bathrooms and the dorms do what might be considered a thankless job. Their work is needed to keep this campus running, and yet for all they do people around this campus don’t seem to care what happens to them....

October 15, 2013

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UC implements changes to service workers’ pay

Unresolved Negotiations Prompt UC To Make Last Offer UC service workers are experiencing a decrease in take-home pay due to the recent enactment of UC’s latest proposal for AFSCME 3299 service workers....

October 10, 2013

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Pay Cuts Directly Affect UC’s Lowest Paid Workers

For the second time this year, the University of California system has rejected the collective bargaining process and fought against the worker’s union to impose a cut in the salaries of many longtime workers. After over a year of debates and negotiations, the administrators in the University of California stated that cuts in pay and health benefits would be cut for over 8,000 service workers in the entire UC system....

October 9, 2013

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UC offers final contract to 20,000 service workers’ union

The University of California (UC) recently announced the imposition of its final offer on wages and pension reform to a service and patient-care workers’ union after year-long negotiations ended in deadlock....

October 8, 2013

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