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UC workers schedule strike vote

“UC’s newest wage and staffing proposals are a welcome sign, but they still fall far short of what they’ve granted to other UC workers and perpetuate an ever widening income gap at California’s premier public university,” said AFSCME 3299 President and UC Service Worker Kathryn Lybarger. “Now that UC has finally acknowledged its second class treatment of our members, we are hopeful that its negotiating team will work to reach a settlement by addressing the inequities at the heart of this dispute.”...

January 30, 2014

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UC workers union announces plans for strike vote in February

The UC chapter of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees announced plans to call for a strike vote in February, citing remaining concerns over staffing standards and wage increases for some of its workers....

January 22, 2014

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UC union workers to hold strike vote in February

Members of a University of California union representing patient care and service workers announced that in February they will hold a vote to strike to protest what the union claims a double standard by the UC during contract negotiations....

January 22, 2014

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Students rally for AFSCME 3299 strike vote

For the past five months, UC campus and hospital workers of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) 3299 have been on strike in hopes of negotiating a “fair contract” with UC executives. According to AFSCME 3299, the UC system implemented “drastic cuts” on 8,000 of the universities’ lowest paid workers, and 12,000 patient care workers....

November 5, 2013

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TAs begin strike authorization vote

University of California teaching assistants, readers and graduate student instructors began voting Monday on whether to authorize a strike. The strike vote by United Auto Workers Local 2865, which represents about 13,000 workers systemwide, will continue until Wednesday....

November 5, 2013

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Union Agrees to Strike

Last Wednesday, 98 percent of UC Irvine service and patient care workers approved a vote to authorize an unfair labor practice strike, a number narrowly surpassing the statewide approval rating of 96 percent....

November 5, 2013

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AFSCME 3299 MEMBERS VOTE 96% IN SUPPORT OF AUTHORIZING ULP STRIKE AT UC

“Our membership stands united for a workplace that is free of illegal intimidation against employees who stand up for the safety of the students and patients they serve,” said AFSCME 3299 President Kathryn Lybarger. “We believe UC should be held accountable for their serial law breaking.”...

November 1, 2013

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UC’s Largest Union Begins 3-Day Labor Strike Vote

BERKELEY (KCBS) — The union representing more than 22,000 University of California workers kicked off a three-day strike vote on Monday, with pensions and workers’ rights being the main issues....

October 28, 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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UC Health Union Says It Will Take Strike Vote

First, some legalities and background: Last summer, UC declared an impasse in its negotiations with AFSCME 3299, the union that held a two-day strike in the spring. Under state law governing collective bargaining (a statute for UC and CSU known as HEERA), once an impasse exists, an employer can unilaterally impose terms and conditions....

October 11, 2013

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