Summary: Campus workers at University of California protest worsening work conditions – Editors
Thursday, May 16, AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) Local 3299—the University of California’s largest employee union, representing more than 24,000 workers and part of a nationwide body of 1.6 million members—struck in protest of unfair labor practices at UC Santa Barbara. In particular, the Local discovered recently UC Santa Barbara is negotiating to outsource healthcare to a third party other than AFSCME workers. The Local went on strike earlier this academic year and continues to fight for a fair contract.
A public gathering in support of the strike featured speakers including workers, organizers, professors/lecturers, and students as well as a march through campus. Members of UCSB’s Campus Marxist-Humanist Group were there to express solidarity.
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