Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Strike News

For the second time in less than a month and the fourth time in a year, thousands of University of California workers will stage a one-day strike Wednesday at campuses and medical facilities across the state, alleging unfair labor practices. The patient-care and service workers represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union plan to picket beginning at 9 a.m. at UC facilities including Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UC Irvine Medical Center and UC Riverside.

The walkout comes amid contract talks between the union and university system that have been continuing for nearly two years. It follows a March 20 one-day walkout staged by a different UC union — University Professional & Technical Employees — but which was honored in solidarity by AFSCME-represented employees.

The unions staged two other strikes last year...

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