UC service, patient-care workers to strike

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Thousands of unionized service and patient technical-care workers will walk picket lines at University of California facilities across the state today, including UC Riverside, amid a lengthy labor dispute. The walkout is organized by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299, which represents roughly 25,000 workers at UC campuses across the state, including security guards, groundskeepers, cooks, truck drivers, nurse aids, respiratory therapists and radiology technologists. The union has been embroiled in contract talks with the UC system for more two years. The union has held a series of similar one-day job actions, most recently in April, accusing the university of unfair labor practices and illegal outsourcing of jobs. Union officia
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