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UCSC Workers Offer New Year Resolutions To Shape Up UC
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Saturday Feb 2nd, 2008 6:47 PM
Members of AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) Local 3299 (custodians, food service workers, gardeners, maintenance workers, shuttle drivers and medical center workers) as well as students, teachers, and community allies, rallied at UC Santa Cruz on January 31st, the same day AFSCME's contract with the University of California (UC) expired. The demonstration coincided with AFSCME Local 3299's statewide delegations to all five UC medical center CEOs and all ten campus Chancellors to present a list of seven new year resolutions that the UC System must adopt to ensure quality patient care and student services.

The demonstration, began with a rally in the Baytree Plaza at UC Santa Cruz and was followed by a march to Kerr Hall, where the chancellor's office is located, to demand justice for UC's lowest wage workers. AFSCME Local 3299 and their allies are calling on Chancellor Blumenthal to take leadership within the UC to support UCSC workers and strengthen the broader Santa Cruz community by granting AFSCME members a fair contract with market rate standards and benefits protections. AFSCME organizers assert that, "outrageous executive compensation continues to be a top priority at UC while frontline workers struggle to make ends meet.
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FOR MORE PHOTOS AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:

Rally in UCSC's Baytree Plaza Demands Justice for UC's Lowest Wage Workers
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/02/02/18476622.php
§Taking Back UC!
by ~Bradley Saturday Feb 2nd, 2008 6:47 PM
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§Security
by ~Bradley Saturday Feb 2nd, 2008 6:47 PM
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§Rosario Cortes, Custodian
by ~Bradley Saturday Feb 2nd, 2008 6:47 PM
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§Kerr Hall
by ~Bradley Saturday Feb 2nd, 2008 6:47 PM
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§Tony Madrigal, Santa Cruz City Councilperson
by ~Bradley Saturday Feb 2nd, 2008 6:47 PM
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§Amy Newell, UPTE Organizer
by ~Bradley Saturday Feb 2nd, 2008 6:47 PM
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University Professional & Technical Employees (UPTE) was founded in 1990 to organize workers at the University of California.
http://www.upte.org
§Jenny Chan, from Hong Kong
by ~Bradley Saturday Feb 2nd, 2008 6:47 PM
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Jenny Chan is chief coordinator of Students and Scholars against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) in Hong Kong and a steering committee member of GoodElectronics. She received her M.Phil. in Sociology at the University of Hong Kong in May 2006.
§Labor Solidarity
by ~Bradley Saturday Feb 2nd, 2008 6:47 PM
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§Jesper Nielsen
by ~Bradley Saturday Feb 2nd, 2008 6:47 PM
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Jesper Nielsen is international adviser for the United Federation of Danish Workers, which has 360,000 affiliates. He works with trade union development cooperation mainly in Central America and Africa, and with international solidarity campaigns. He was previously based in Nicaragua working with projects in Latin America.
§Dana Frank, UCSC History Professor
by ~Bradley Saturday Feb 2nd, 2008 6:47 PM
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§Robert Chacanaca, MBCLC President and AFT Member
by ~Bradley Saturday Feb 2nd, 2008 6:47 PM
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The Monterey Bay Central Labor Council is the "union of all the unions", representing 60 AFL-CIO and Change to Win labor unions on California's central coast.
http://www.montereybaylabor.org

The American Federation of Teachers was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers. It is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.
http://www.aft.org
§Yolanda Lopez, Custodian
by ~Bradley Saturday Feb 2nd, 2008 6:47 PM
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§Jose La Luz, Director of AFSCME International Leadership Academy
by ~Bradley Saturday Feb 2nd, 2008 6:47 PM
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§Students
by ~Bradley Saturday Feb 2nd, 2008 6:47 PM
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§Felicia McGinty, UCSC's Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
by ~Bradley Saturday Feb 2nd, 2008 6:47 PM
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§New Year Resolutions
by ~Bradley Saturday Feb 2nd, 2008 6:47 PM
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Maria Padilla presents 7 new year resolutions to help UC become the good employer and neighbor Californians want.

“Failing California’s Communities: How the University of California’s Low Wages Affect Surrounding Cities and Neighborhoods”
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/02/02/18476618.php
§Maria Padilla, Principle Food Service Worker
by ~Bradley Saturday Feb 2nd, 2008 6:47 PM
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§More Photos and Background Information
by ~Bradley Saturday Feb 2nd, 2008 6:50 PM
FOR MORE PHOTOS AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:

Rally in UCSC's Baytree Plaza Demands Justice for UC's Lowest Wage Workers
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/02/02/18476622.php
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