Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Strike Wednesday

Hundreds of electricians, elevator mechanics, plumbers and other skilled-trades workers at UCLA and UC San Diego are planning separate one-day strikes this week to demand higher wages. A 24-hour strike will take place Wednesday at UCLA and on Thursday at UC San Diego, said Teamsters Local 2010, a union that represents nearly 800 skilled-trades workers at both schools. Contracts for the workers at both schools have already expired and they are striking over the universities' refusal to negotiate over back wages, the union said in a statement. The workers' contract at UCLA expired in 2013 and at UCSD in 2015...

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