Saturday, May 5, 2018

News of UC/UCLA Strike Next Week

From UCLAMembers of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), which represents service workers and patient care technical workers at UCLA, plan to strike from Monday, May 7 until early on Thursday, May 10. Members of the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE) and the California Nurses Association (CNA) plan to join AFSCME in a sympathy strike on May 8 and May 9...


News Account of Recent PERB Action
After a more than two-hour court hearing, a judge upheld a legal action by the University of California to prevent some medical employees from going on strike next week. The Public Employment Relations Board filed the suit in Sacramento County Superior Court on Wednesday, following complaints UC lodged with the state administrative agency in late April. Those complaints claimed labor unions planned to include “essential employees” in strikes on Monday and Tuesday, which would “pose an imminent and substantial threat to the public health and safety.” PERB filed a proposal to require a set number of “essential employees” to work during the strikes, which the judge approved Friday afternoon...

Union StatementA California Superior Court rejected the University of California’s attempt to block more than 700 of its workers from participating in a planned May 7-9 strike. Instead, it has sided with the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) and AFSCME Local 3299—the union that is leading next week’s strike—in requiring only a small number of critical medical workers to report for work.
In the past, UC has filed and failed to secure similar injunctions seeking to stop its workers from engaging in legally protected strike activity. In announcing its strike, AFSCME also announced the formation of a Patient Protection Task Force comprised of striking workers who would be available to meet urgent medical needs at UC hospitals in the event that UC’s strike contingency plans break down...
In addition to the sources above, yours truly received a departmental email indicating that internal mail delivery and janitorial services would be interrupted during the strike period.
The Daily Bruin indicates there will be partial effects on student dining hall services:

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