But date and duration of possible strike not yet determined
More than 97% of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) 3299 members working at all ten University of California (UC) medical and student health centers have voted to authorize a strike. The union says it represents almost 13,000 University of California patient care technical workers including respiratory therapists, nursing aides, MRI technologists, licensed vocational nurses, surgical technicians, pharmacy technicians, security guards, hospital workers and assistants, and others. "UC decided to put profits before patient care and it is UC that has the power to stop this strike," says the union. The date and duration of the strike have not been set.