Strikes Win Staffing Protections at University of California

Liz Perlman and Seth Newton Patel
Labor Notes
May 08, 2014

University of California executives hoped this round of bargaining would extract deep concessions on benefits from 22,000 hospital and campus workers. And like many large university and health care employers, UC wanted to replace full-time work with contingent work by expanding the use of temps and private contractors.

But instead, in contracts signed in February and March, AFSCME Local 3299 won new staffing protections and staved off benefits concessions.

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