University Of California Braces For Strike

University Of California Braces For Strike

October 14, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


WELCOME OVER HIS HATE SPEECH. — WE ARE STUCK HERE AND THEY ARE WALKING OUT.>THIS WEEK’S STRIKE AT UC DAVIS IS ALREADY GETTING IN THE WAY OF ONE PATIENTS TREATMENT. AS MANY AS 50,000 WORKERS ARE HOURS AWAY FROM WALKING OUT. WE SPOKE WITH A WOMAN WHO SAID A CRUCIAL APPOINTMENT TO HELP WITH PAIN HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK WEEKS. Reporter: THAT IS RIGHT, WE MET A PATIENT WHO IS EXPERIENCING THE EFFECTS OF THIS STRIKE. TELLING ME SHE FEARS MEDICAL STAFF WILL WALK OUT ON HER. I NEED THESE PEOPLE. IF THEY ARE NOT HERE, I CANNOT GET HELP. Reporter: SHE SAYS HER PAIN MANAGEMENT APPOINTMENT WAS PUSHED OUT, BECAUSE OF MONDAY’S STRIKE, FORCING HER TO GO TO THE ER. PEOPLE THINK LIKE ME, WHO HAVE CHILDREN, WE ARE NOW TAKEN AWAY FROM OUR KIDS. Reporter: SHE IS WORRIED THAT HER LEVEL OF CARE WILL SUFFER. THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF PROCEDURES THAT HAVE HAD TO BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO THE STRIKE ACTION. Reporter: TOBY MARSH SAYS HOSPITAL STAFF SPENT THE PAST WEEK COMING UP WITH A BACKUP PLAN. WE HAVE MANAGERS ON SITE, AND A NUMBER OF STAFF THAT WILL BE HERE. THIS BOILS DOWN TO ANY QUALITY. — ANY QUALITY — OUR WORKERS HAVE VOLUNTARILY ASSEMBLED A PATIENT PROTECTION TASK FORCE, READY TO RESPOND TO ANY LIFE- THREATENING SITUATION. Reporter: SHE IS ONE OF MANY PATIENTS IN NEED. I HOPE THEY DON’T HAVE TO STRIKE AS LONG AS THEY ARE SAYING IT WILL BE. SO THAT WE DON’T HAVE TO SIT HERE AND SUFFER. Reporter: MONDAY’S STRIKE WILL ALSO IMPACT SECURITY GUARDS, CUSTODIANS, FOOD