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UCSC Student Worker Rally for AFSCME #3299

Thursday, January 31, 2008
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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this Rally/ March will be starting in the Quarry Plaza on the UCSC campus... And around 3:45 students, workers, and supporters will march to Kerr Hall) where one can find Chancellor George Blumenthal and other Administration's Offices there) to have their voices heard!

On January 31st the worker's contract will expire...Students, Workers, and Supports will gather to hear the testimonies of different workers on the UC campus telling of their experiences and conditions they must work under... And before and after testimonies we will hollering chants to voice the one of many injustices on campus... While marching over to the Chancellor's Office to make sure he hears and reiterates the fact that Students, Workers, and Supporters mean business! We are not asking for anything over the top: Wage increases to market standard, Steps System (so a raise is received yearly), No paycuts for healthcare and pension! These are all things that other hospital and community college workers receive- WHY SHOULDN'T OUR UC WORKERS?!
Added to the calendar on Sun, Jan 27, 2008 11:58AM
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New Year Resolutions Picket
Thursday, January 31st
3:00PM to 5:00PM
Meet at the Baytree Bookstore
End at Kerr Hall

Planning Meeting
Wednesday, January 30th
6:30PM, Women's Center

AFSCME's contract with the university is expiring on January 31st and the support of all students is needed for this picket and the ongoing struggle of the workers on campus so that they can win the contract they deserve. The UC is not taking the union seriously at the bargaining table, so now it is time to show them that we are serious.


* Wage increases to bring our pay up to the market standard (Cabrillo workers get paid at least $5/hour more than UCSC workers of the same category)

* Annual automatic movement to the next pay step (Cabrillo workers reach their maximum pay within a few years while a UCSC worker can work over 25 years and never reach their max pay)

* $15/hour statewide minimum wage for all UC workers (Full-time UC workers should not be in poverty)

* $16/hour statewide minimum wage for all UC classifications which usually have a certification or license

* No paycuts for healthcare and pension (we want stable healthcare and pensions for our families and our futures)

§AFSCME New Years Resolutions Rally
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See you on the picket line Thursday - rain or shine!

What: AFSCME New Years Resolutions Rally

When: Thursday, Jan 31st 3:00-5:00PM

Where: Start at Baytree Bookstore, then march to Chancellors/Kerr Hall

Why: To call on Chancellor Blumenthal to take leadership within UC in setting New Years Resolutions that will support UCSC workers and strengthen the broader Santa Cruz community by granting AFSCME members a fair contract with market rate standards and benefits protections.

Who: AFSCME Members (Custodians, Food Service Workers, Gardeners, Maintenance Workers, Shuttle Drivers, and Medical Center Workers), Students, Teachers, and Community Allies supporting justice for UC's lowest wage workers.

Did you hear about the CEO pay hikes?
Check out our UC New Years Resolution #2:

Lose Weight: Outrageous executive compensation continues to be a top priority at UC while frontline workers struggle to make ends meet. Medical Center CEOs and CNOs salaries were just increased by up to 39%. They also received bonuses of up to $83,000—a one-time payment in addition to any salary increase. If it is time to trim the fat, start at the top.

in solidarity,

Allison Sirny-Guevara
Organizer, AFSCME Local 3299
Tel. (831) 425-4822
asg [at]
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