This week, thousands of UC employees are staging a three-day strike for better pay and working conditions.
On Monday, more than 20,000 custodians, cooks, lab technicians, nurse aides and other members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 walked off their jobs. By Tuesday, two more unions joined in sympathy strikes.
The union and UC reached a bargaining impasse last year. The university has said it won’t meet the workers’ demands.