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News on threatened strike by patient care and service workers unions at UC, UCLA

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The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), which represents 18,726 University of California employees, including 4000 at UCLA, has asked its members to strike at UC campuses on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The strike would include patient care workers at medical centers and student health centers, as well as dining, housing and facilities workers. UCLA teaching assistants represented by the United Auto Workers have announced a sympathy strike. UCLA managers have made plans to ensure that essential services continue.
 
Please refer to this page for updates regarding the strike at UCLA.
 
both the Westwood and Santa Monica campuses of the UCLA Health System remained open on Wednesday, Nov. 20, providing the safest and highest quality care to our patients. 
 
An estimated 230 UCLA service employees represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) did not report to work on Wednesday, not counting health care workers.
 

UCLA Health System union strike statement and advisory

Despite a strike by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees the union representing patient care and service employees, both the Westwood and Santa Monica campuses of the UCLA Health System will remain open on Wednesday, Nov. 20, providing the safest and highest quality care to our patients.
 

Court injunction limits walkout at med centers

A Sacramento County Superior Court judge issued an injunction today (Nov. 19) limiting the number of UC patient care employees that can strike on Wednesday (Nov. 20).
 

State labor board intends to seek strike injunction

The California labor board has informed the University of California that it intends to seek a temporary restraining order to limit the number of union employees planning to hold a one-day strike Nov. 20 at UC's five medical centers.
 

UC reaches agreement on contract for university nurses

University of California officials announced Nov. 16 they have reached a tentative agreement with the California Nurses Association regarding a four-year labor contract for the more than 11,700 nurses who work in UC medical and student health facilities.
 

UC, librarians reach contract on wages, benefits

The University of California announced Nov. 15 that UC's 350 librarians have ratified a five-year contract that includes a new salary structure, health benefits and other working conditions. The agreement is the culmination of 18 months of negotiations between UC and the American Federation of Teachers.

Statement on announced strike by AFSCME workers

Dwaine Duckett, the University of California's vice president for systemwide human resources and programs, said on November 8 that "we are very disappointed that AFSCME's leadership has asked its members to strike for a second time in seven months, once again putting patient care in the middle of a labor contract dispute. The union should not use our patients and students as bargaining chips."
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