Caraccio, David - Sacramento

Tentative pact announced between UC, labor union

Published: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 - 10:57 am

The University of California and a labor union representing 8,300 service workers at UC campuses and medical centers have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract.

The two sides announced the agreement Thursday. The pact averts a strike called for next week by AFSCME 3299.

The contract includes wage increases and improved job protection from layoffs. AFSCME represents employees such as janitors, maintenance workers, gardeners and food service workers.

UC and the union said that settlement was a result of compromise on both sides of the bargaining table. The same two sides are still bargaining in an effort to reach an agreement for the union’s nearly 13,000 patient care technical employees.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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