Local 2010 ULP Strike Makes Waves Across California

Yesterday, thousands of UC clerical, administrative and skilled trades workers stood together to strike at every UC campus, medical center, and the Lawrence Berkeley Lab. Our strike, pickets and rallies were extremely effective at bringing our message to the public and showing the University our power and our worth.

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7 in 10 UC Administrative Workers Are Going Hungry

Seven in ten University of California administrative and clerical workers, the majority working full time, struggle to put food on the table every month. You read that right – workers at one of the top university systems in the world often have to decide between paying their rent and buying food. According to a study released Monday by researchers at the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute of Occidental College (UEPI), more than two-thirds of UC workers are considered “food insecure” by federal standards.

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Capital & Main – UC Clerical Workers: Nickel and Dimed in a High-Rent Economy

by Jim Crogan 

Serious contract negotiations are now underway between the University of California system and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents nearly 14,000 clerical workers and administrative support staff. At issue is a union-proposed, five-year contract that includes six percent annual raises, plus cost of living increases and a freeze on employee parking rates, according to Teamsters Local 2010 spokesperson Christian Castro. 

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Teamsters Intensify National Handbilling of Albertsons Grocery Stores

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters intensified rolling handbilling actions this week outside grocery stores under the Albertsons umbrella, demanding that the grocery stores hold their food supplier, Taylor Farms, accountable for a long list of human rights violations or cease purchasing food from the company.

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