|2008 strike at UCLA hospital|
Full story at http://blogs.sacbee.com/the_state_worker/2013/05/university-of-california-wants-court-to-stop-workers-strike.html
It might be noted that unlike many states, California does not have a general prohibition on strikes by public employees although such strikes may be enjoined in some cases. Labor relations matters in private hospitals are subject to federal regulation by the National Labor Relations Board NLRB). Because UC is a state entity, however, labor relations issues at UC hospitals are regulated by state law and the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB). The particular state law covering UC (and CSU) is the Higher Education Employment Relations Act (HEERA) which can be found at http://www.perb.ca.gov/laws/HEERA.aspx. A strike at UC hospitals last occurred in 2008. An earlier post on this blog concerning the current situation is at http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2013/04/strike-vote-to-be-taken-at-uc-med.html.