AFSCME 3299, the local University of California employees union, has announced that the Patient Care Technical Workers in the UC medical system will be holding a strike vote April 30 until May 2.
An estimated 13,000 workers will be voting. The latest agreement between UC and the workers expired September 3, 2012. Efforts to reach an agreement through negotiations and post-impasse mediation since then have been unsuccessful.
If the vote passes, it would authorize a strike if the workers feel it is necessary at the time.
“If the UC continues to hold this process up, our members will be prepared to go on strike if that’s what’s necessary,” said AFSCME 3299 President Kathryn Lybarger.
— Lauren Mascarenhas