OAKLAND, Calif. - University of California workers are calling for a strike vote due to what the union calls stalled labor negotiations.
Union leaders of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3299 called for a strike vote during the UC Board of Regents meeting on Wednesday. This would be the second strike for UC workers this year. In May, 53,000 UC employees participated in a three-day walkout over the university outsourcing positions.
UC's Patient Care Technical Unit will be voting to authorize the strike on October 9th and 10th. UC's Service Unit workers will vote whether to join the strike in solidarity.