University’s postdoctoral researchers’ union votes to authorize strike

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Members of UAW Local 2865, a union representing student-workers, protest in June 2013 amid contract negotiations with the University of California. Members of sister union UAW Local 5810, which represents postdoctoral researchers, recently voted to authorize their bargaining team to call for a strike amid an alleged delay in the bargaining process with UC administrators.

The University of California’s postdoctoral researchers’ union has voted overwhelmingly to authorize its bargaining team to call for a strike after UC administration allegedly took more than two months to reply to proposals on issues such as compensation.
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Audit of UC medical facilities shows error of AFSCME’s claims

Next week, members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 will vote to authorize their third strike in nine months at University of California medical centers, where union leaders claim staffing levels are so low that patient lives are endangered and the quality of care
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Eating the ‘reality sandwich’

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: UC President Janet Napolitano, Gov. Jerry Brown, the state Legislature and the regents must avoid a tuition hike.

We’ve heard this story before, and we know how it’s going to end. Once again, the president of the University of California system, the UC Board of Regents, the state Legislature and the governor’s office are doing their usual dance over the amount of money the state will pour into
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BAY AREA AFFAIRS: It’s disappointing that after a four day strike, BART unions and administration could not reach a resolution.

The fact that the two sides of the BART battle have not come to an agreement over new employee contracts following a four-day worker strike — two days of which were spent not talking — is evident of a lack of urgency. BART service resumed Friday afternoon following the strike
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