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AFSCME California Members Strike Again to Protest Outsourcing by UC

Watch video of the latest strike against the University of California.

Jashua Bane |

Thousands of UC Workers Unite Against Unfair Labor Practices

The Wednesday strike came after the unions filed an unfair labor practice (ULP) charge against the UC system. The charge alleges that UC management engaged in a range of illegal conduct.

Jashua Bane |

AFSCME Members Join University of California Strike for Day of Solidarity

When UPTE’s research and technical workers went on strike starting Wednesday, about 5,000 AFSCME members joined in solidarity for that one day.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Members Join CA Teachers on Picket Line

The teachers, members of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), are standing up for high-quality education in their city, demanding, among other things, adequate class sizes, necessary support staff and fair pay.

AFSCME Staff |

“A Struggle Our Union Has Been Waging for Decades”

AFSCME President Lee Saunders and Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride joined University of California strikers in their fight against outsourcing, wage inequality and more.

AFSCME Staff |

University of California Employees Mulling Second Strike of the Year

The strike vote, set for later this month, follows a three-day walkout by 53,000 UC workers last May over their employer's outsourcing practices.

AFSCME Local 3299 |

Under Attack, Our Union Grows Stronger

AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride and four AFSCME activists on Thursday discussed best practices for growing our union while fighting attacks from anti-worker interests.

AFSCME Staff |

University of California Workers Strike for Fair Pay and Respect on the Job

Members of AFSCME Local 3299 who work for the University of California are on strike.

AFSCME Staff |

UC Workers Overwhelmingly Approve Strike Vote

AFSCME-represented University of California workers have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike vote.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME to UC: Do More to Fight Inequality in Your Workforce

AFSCME Local 3299, the University of California’s largest employee union, has some advice for its employer: Do more to reduce inequality in your own workforce.

Pablo Ros |

Talk About a Monster Commute

Public service workers often can’t afford to live where they work and so have to undertake long commutes. That includes people like AFSCME California member Bernadette Price, whose story was televised nationally.

MELISSA WEINSTEIN |

Workplace Dignity Struggles Persist 50 Years After Tragic Deaths

In a recent newspaper column, an AFSCME California member describes how workplace dignity remains evasive, 50 years after the Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation worker’s strike.

Michael Avant, Executive Vice President, AFSCME Local 3299 |

California Governor Signs Slew of AFSCME-Backed Bills

Standing strong for communities through AFSCME, public service workers in California implemented legislative changes to benefit employees and the Californians they serve.

AFSCME Staff |

VMO Strengthens New California Local

A California member describes why she decided to become a volunteer member organizer.

Kevin Brown |

Boycott Leads to Better Jobs

Local 3299 wins its year-long campaign to end subcontracting of custodians and parking attendants at UC Berkeley.

Kevin Brown |