8,300 UC Service Workers Vote For Wage Strike

Law360, Los Angeles (February 14, 2014, 10:02 PM EST) -- The University of California's 8,300 service workers, which include health care staff and are represented by one of the country's biggest trade unions, voted Friday to authorize a strike over low wages and unsafe working conditions, according to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union.

Friday's vote, which also saw the union's 13,000-plus patient care technical workers authorizing a sympathy strike, netted 96 percent support.

UC officials say the union has turned down a 16 percent wage increase over four years for service...
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