On July 11, a California state court issued a restraining order prohibiting Local 3299 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) from invoking a planned strike against facilities at the University of California (UC).
The threatened strike would have lasted for five days and involved approximately 8,500 university service employees.
On July 10, the state Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) filed a complaint against the union in response to AFSCME’s announcement that it was planning a strike. According to the complaint, Local 3299 failed to bargain in good faith by not providing UC with sufficient notice of a strike, encouraging approximately 11,500 patient care employees to participate in the strike and stopping negotiations over employee contracts.
UC claimed it offered the union many proposals.
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