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AFSCME strike against UC postponed by Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) action 5/29
AFSCME strike at all ten UC campuses and five hospitals has been postponed. Stay tuned for alternative action on strike dates of June 4&5.
strike postponed by State State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) action 5/29/08:
forwarded by Hank Chapot
( hchapot [at] igc.org ) Thursday May 29th, 2008 5:33 PM
State Board Orders Us Back To Bargaining Table Because UC claims they have more to offer
UC is very worried about the 2 day strike called by patient care and service workers and planned for June 4th and 5th, and went to the State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) to try to stop it.
UC claims they have more to offer at the bargaining table. PERB has ordered us back to the table for more negotiations. UC also told PERB we are essential to making UC run and our jobs are too important for us to strike.
If UC truly believes we are essential, their proposals must include equal pay for equal work!
*While AFSCME believes we’ve reached impasse, we’ll return to the bargaining table to continue our efforts to reach agreement and avoid a strike.
June 4th: Statewide Day of Action (in lieu of strike)
20,000 AFSCME Workers will not back down!
We are determined to win a contract that will help our patients, students & families.
Join us for picketing and actions on every campus and medical center across the state.
Contact your MAT leader, strike captain or organizer for specific schedules & more information.
AFSCME 3299: Taking Back UC
for Patients, Students and Our Families!
Dear Local 3299 and friends!
What a powerful day!
Actions of all sorts took place on each campus and medical Center, showing UC we will not be deterred from winning the contract we deserve!
Highlights from around the state include:
• Davis: Delegation to UCDMC of more than 100 workers. CEO was visibly shaken and walked out of the meeting, further enraging workers and Darryl Steinberg's Chief of Staff, who was present. This evening workers held a vigil in front of the Chancellor's house, and left post-it notes on his door saying we will fight until we win, and we will be back!
• LA: hundreds of workers and students engaged in pickets, marches, delegations, and a fast, which is still going on. Patrick Mitchell and 21 students are as we speak camped out in front of the Chancellors house, demanding that he speak up in support of the UC minimum wage. They will remain there through Friday. Students also delivered more than 1000 signatures to the Chancellor, supporting Bill Clinton's decision not to speak unless we have an agreement. Clue's presence at the fast is deeply appreciated.
• SD: 400 workers on campus, and a "lie-in" in the CEO"s office, accompanied by Interfaith.
• Riverside: More than 100 marched and Chanted to the Chancellor, in a more militant action than ever before at UCR!
• SB: 200 marched on the Chancellor! Extraordinary turnout!
• Irvine: Marches on the CEO and Chancellors, with well over 100 workers, and students!
• SF: Marched on the CEO, ran a call-in to him by workers all day long!
• Berkeley: East Bay Interfaith delegated the Chancellor, workers did a call in, more to come tomorrow!
• Santa Cruz: Our third picket of the week, as we prepare for a more serious action on Friday!
• Sacramento: WIlliam and Rabbi Laurie Coskey moved our money through the Senate!
• Washington DC: More than 70 AFSCME DC, UC Alums, and the AFL CIO delegated UC-DC, led by Board Member Margaret Konjevod, who flew all the way from LA to rally our DC Troops!
• Oaktown: After mediation failed yesterday, we went back on record, demanding that UC show us what it has to offer, and preparing us to move foward again.
What's Coming Tomorrow:
• Graduation-related press release announcing more speakers withdraw from Commencement including: Bobby Kennedy Jr, Angela Davis, and Fiona Ma
• More actions at Berkeley and Santa Cruz!
• Our fast in LA continues
• A flyer will summarize our actions today!
Thanks everyone for your commitment, tenacity, and passion! Together we are making UC history, and together we will WIN!