Court Issuance of Restraining Order Against AFSCME Strike

DEANS, DIRECTORS, DEPARTMENT CHAIRS, and ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS 

Re: Court Issuance of Restraining Order Against AFSCME Strike

University of California officials announced today that the Superior Court of San Francisco has issued a restraining order against the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union prohibiting its announced strike at UC facilities throughout the state scheduled for July 14-18. The temporary restraining order is available in Related Information.

The court order prohibits any strike by patient care technical and service unit employees. All employees are expected to report to work as scheduled next week. Staff who do not report to work and are not authorized to be absent may be subject to disciplinary action.

Although AFSCME may be advising employees that it is still legal to strike, this court order makes any strike illegal. If AFSCME violates the court order, it could be subject to civil or criminal penalties.

As mentioned in the memo we sent earlier today, the University has been in negotiations with AFSCME for many months and believes our proposals are fair, reward our employees’ dedication and excellent work, and are responsive to many of AFSCME’s expressed concerns.

We will keep you informed of any new developments regarding this issue. If you have any questions, please contact Labor Relations at Campus Human Resources at (310) 794-0860 or Healthcare Human Resources at (310) 794-0500.  For more information, visit At Your Service in Related Information.

Sincerely,

Lubbe Levin
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Campus Human Resources
Mark A. Speare
Senior Associate Director
Marketing, Patient Affairs, and Human Resources


 

Campus Human Resources, Policy & Personnel Services
Phone: (310) 794-3147  | Fax: (310) 794-0865

UCLA Healthcare Human Resources
Phone: (310) 794-0500 | Fax: (310) 794-0620