More Than 15,000 University Of California Nurse’s Aides And Other Patient Care Workers Launch Strike
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 is asking for a 6 percent annual raise per year, plus additional payments over four years; UC is offering 3 percent, plus a onetime payment of $750 after a contract is ratified. Both union officials and management have promised patient care won't be harmed by the strike.
The Associated Press:
Thousands Strike University Of California Hospitals
Thousands of University of California medical workers began a three-day strike Tuesday against hospitals, clinics and campuses that prompted the rescheduling of thousands of surgeries and outpatient appointments. Picket lines were called for the five UC medical centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Irvine and Davis. (10/23)
Los Angeles Times:
UC Healthcare Workers Launch Three-Day Strike Over Pay, Outsourcing And Insurance Premiums
UCLA Health has retained temporary contract staff with “extensive qualifications and experience” to fill in, and outpatient clinics are offering after-hours and weekend appointments, officials said. “All UCLA Health hospitals and clinics … will continue to provide safe, high-quality patient care,” Johnese Spisso, UCLA Health president, and Dr. Kelsey Martin, dean of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, said in an email to employees. (Watanabe, 10/23)