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UPTE-CWA Members Fight for Fair Wages, Benefits, and Working Conditions at University of California


Members of UPTE-CWA Local 9119 held informational pickets at University of California (UC) campuses across the state to call for fair wages, benefits, and working conditions at UC.

Members of UPTE-CWA Local 9119 held informational pickets at University of California (UC) campuses across the state with a 50,000-strong coalition including AFSCME Local 3299 and the California Nurses Association to call for fair wages, benefits, and working conditions at UC.

UC has rejected demands for raises that keep up with the cost of living, market-competitive salaries, protecting pensions, and affordable benefits. The solidarity actions sent a message to UC that our unions want fair wages, benefits, and working conditions for all.

"Working without a contract ruins morale," said Anita Nuechterlein, a Clinical Lab Scientist at UCSF and a member of UPTE. "If we don't see results from UC, if we don't see UC respond and show us respect, the younger generation will be leaving and UC will be left without workers. The patients will suffer, and the community will suffer, and it will be a horrible mess. I do not want to see that. It makes me very angry and upset to see that we have to fight this hard just to be able to take care of ourselves and do our jobs."

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