UCSF (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

UCSF (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

UCSF health care workers to strike Oct. 23

Health care workers at all University of California medical centers including UCSF will stage a three-day walkout starting Oct. 23 after voting this week to authorize a strike.

Patient care technical workers represented by AFCSME Local 3299 voted this week to authorize a strike in response to stalled contract talks. They are required to provide a 10-day notice before they strike to allow hospitals to put contingency plans into place.

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The union said UC officials this month announced employment terms for the 15,000 health care workers that raised healthcare premiums by 61 percent, increased the retirement age by five years and flattened wages for the next several years. The announced terms also allowed for thousands of patient care jobs to be outsourced.

UCSF this week declined to comment on what contingency plans might be put in place should a strike be called, referring questions about the strike to the UC Office of the President.

The strike will be the second by AFSCME Local 3299 this year. The union also staged a three-day walkout in May in response to contract talks involving service workers. Politics

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