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UC Workers Call for 3 Day Strike, May 7th-9th

(OAKLAND, CA) – Today, AFSCME Local 3299, which represents over 25,000 Service and Patient Care Technical workers at the University of California issued a ten-day notice of their intention to engage in a three-day strike from May 7th to 9th. The announcement comes after over a year of stalled contract negotiations and new research that revealed increasingly unequal treatment of low-wage women and people of color working at the University....

April 26, 2018

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News Report on Internal UC Audit Reveals Wage Policy Shame

(OAKLAND, CA) – A blockbuster report in today's San Jose Mercury News has revealed that the University of California is failing to enforce the minimum wage policy it released to much "fanfare" in 2015. The report was compiled based on a review of internal campus audits related to vendor compliance with the University's Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan (FW/FW), which affects thousands of low wage contract workers....

October 23, 2017

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News

New law bans interfering with a state audit, after UC tampering

Anyone who knowingly interferes with the duties of California’s independent state auditor will be fined up to $5,000 under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown. ...

October 2, 2017

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UC disputes state audit report on new payroll system costs

The University of California’s plan to update its payroll system will cost millions more than originally estimated and is several years behind schedule, according to a state audit released Thursday....

August 27, 2017

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Press Releases

Statement on Recent State Audit of the University of California

(OAKLAND, CA) – Today, the California State Auditor released a report on contracting out at the University of California (UC). The following is a statement on the findings from Kathryn Lybarger, President of AFSCME Local 3299....

August 22, 2017

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News

New UC audit raises more questions about Office of the President

The University of California doesn’t always follow its own rules for deciding when it’s OK to replace university employees with less-expensive contract workers, according to a new state audit that again raises questions about UC’s central office operations....

August 22, 2017

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State auditor finds UC underpaid contract workers

The University of California has failed to fully justify replacing employees with contractors, has allowed contractors to be paid less than comparable UC employees, and has repeatedly extended contracts instead of seeking competitive bids, says a new state audit released Tuesday....

August 22, 2017

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Blog

UC is Dodging its Own Contracting Out Rules

Our MVP PEOPLE program allows us to have the necessary tools and elected leaders to hold UC accountable at the Capitol. This year, we are scoring big!   SACRAMENTO Update Senator Lara’s Requested Audit Confirms: UC is Dodging its Own Contracting Out Rules This past week, state auditor Elaine Howle released her findings from a …...

August 22, 2017

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UC opens probe into interference with state audit

The University of California regents have hired a former state Supreme Court justice and an Orange County law firm to look into revelations that the UC president’s office interfered with a state auditor’s survey of campuses, rendering the results useless, regents Chairwoman Monica Lozano said Monday....

June 7, 2017

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Scathing Audit of the University of California’s Budget Finds Hidden $175 million

A scathing audit of the University of California’s budget has uncovered $175 million in hidden dollars. Kathryn Lybarger, President of Local 3299 of AFSCME, the UC system’s largest employee union, says UC routinely cries poverty, cuts services for students while admitting more foreign students who pay higher tuition....

April 26, 2017

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