Patient Care, Service Workers at UC Ratify New Contracts
Last week, members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 voted to ratify new contracts covering more than 20,000 University of California patient care and service workers. The vote ended a nearly yearlong dispute between the union and university over workers' wages, health care benefits and retirement plans. Under the contract agreements -- which expire in September 2012 for patient care workers and in January 2013 for service workers -- union members will continue to receive health care benefits and pay the same rates as the general university population. UC will pay an average of 87% of health care premium costs.
- "UC Patient Care, Service Workers OK Contract" (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 10/10).
- "UC Reaches Labor Deal With Its Largest Union" (Gordon, Los Angeles Times, 10/11).