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November 5, 2013 > Unfair labor practice strike has support

Unfair labor practice strike has support

Submitted By Todd Stenhouse

The University of CaliforniaÕs largest union has announced that its members have voted to authorize an Unfair Labor Practice Strike, with 96% support.

ÒOur membership stands united for a workplace that is free of illegal intimidation against employees who stand up for the safety of the students and patients they serve,Ó said AFSCME 3299 President Kathryn Lybarger. ÒWe believe UC should be held accountable for their serial law breaking.Ó

The vote follows a formal complaint from CaliforniaÕs Public Employment Relations Board. Dates of a strike have yet to be announced, though AFSCME 3299 can lawfully call one at any time with ten day notice. AFSCME 3299 is the University of CaliforniaÕs largest union, and represents more than 22,000 Service and Patient Care Technical Workers at the systemÕs 10 campuses, five medical centers, numerous clinics, and research laboratories.

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