UCI Medical Center Workers Strike Over Outsourcing--Again!
In May, thousands of workers walked out in a statewide strike against University of California campuses and medical centers over outsourcing. This morning, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3299 is back on the picket lines again with six new unfair labor practice (ULP) charges alleging that union jobs are still being illegally displaced. At UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, the university is accused of having outsourced laundry services in secret, expanding the scope of that contract since and having requested proposals for custodial and security guard work without notifying the union.
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