For Immediate Release
Contact: Natalia Pérez Santos

AFSCME President Lee Saunders on University of California Patient Care and Service Workers Reaching Historic Agreements

Nearly 19,000 AFSCME 3299 represented UC Patient Care workers joined UC Service workers in reaching a tentative contract agreement with the University of California to curtail outsourcing, lift wages and expand career ladders. In response, AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement:

“AFSCME Local 3299 members dedicate their lives to strengthening the University of California campuses where they work and the communities where they live. Now, both Service and Patient Care workers are one step closer to a fair contract that honors that commitment to public service. They have persisted and persevered. They have inspired elected officials and other allies to show their solidarity. And they have stood courageously on the front lines of a national struggle against economic inequality and injustice.”