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Contracted Out Workers take ACTION!
Date Tuesday May 01
Time 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
Meet at UC Davis Memorial Union at 11am, March starts at 12:00
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorAFSCME Local 3299
Emailmalper [at] afscme3299.org
Phone510-529-5552
Hundreds in a coalition of contracted-out workers, students, professors, local elected officials, UC union members, and community members will take part in a major, dramatic action on May 1st to protest the University’s continued contracting out of food service workers, who are forced to endure disrespectful treatment, a lack of health care, and poverty wages.

At every UC campus and Medical Center administrators have found that direct UC employment is, like the UCSC administration stated, in “Closer alignment with the values and mission of the university and with the expectations of students.” Even at the UCD Medical Center in Sacramento, food service workers are directly employed by the University and receive dollars on the hour more, union representation and pay 95% less for health care.

Workers and their supporters made their demand public on March 1st, and since then UC Davis has continued to deny food service workers the opportunity to fully participate in the campus community through direct employment. This come despite the fact that:

· The ASUCD (student government) has overwhelmingly passed a resolution in support of workers’ demand

· Local elected officials have been writing letters to the UCD administration in support of workers’ demand

· A growing number of UC Davis faculty members have been signing a letter in support of workers’ demand

· Workers and their supporters have been informing the campus community for nearly two months about the issue

Unless UC Davis decides to join the rest of the UC system by agreeing to directly hire food service workers, workers and their supporters will be forced to take this drastic step on May 1st.

Added to the calendar on Sunday Apr 22nd, 2007 1:51 PM
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