Just days before we made a significant sacrifice to stand up and strike against UC’s unfair labor practices, UC executives attempted to break our resolve by rubbing what we have sacrificed in our faces. They tried to guilt us about walking away from our patients, our students, and our research. They said that our strike was really about trying to build leverage for our ‘failed’ negotiations at the bargaining table.
Yet UPTE members once again braved rain and wind across the state, standing strong against UC’s illegal outsourcing and refusal to bargain. We reminded UC executives yet again that we will not back down and we reminded ourselves that we continue to build the power to win justice!