University of California workers go on strike

University of California workers go on strike

October 18, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


Tens of thousands of University of California
employees are on strike. Service workers, nurses and technical workers
at UC campuses across the state started the planned three-day strike on Monday. Their unions say they want to address pay
inequalities and demand higher wages. The university gave workers a 2 percent raise
last month, but the strikers say that wasn’t enough. Campus officials say the strike could cause
some problems for the university’s hospitals, including postponed surgeries and disruptions
to some services. But the unions say they have a “patient protection
task force” that will leave the picket lines for any emergencies.