University Professionals and Technical Employees (UPTE) Local 1, is taking the only type of action which can win against the union busting administrators(see attached and pasted below the Strike Leaflet).
The United Teachers of Richmond (UTR) and Local 1 as well as parents and students in the WCCUSD would benefit by coordinating strike actions between UPTE the United Teachers of Los Angles (UTLA) and the UTR and Local 1. Only coordinated statewide strike action sustained over time will force the change in priorities that would assure quality education for all and end to the layoffs, school closures, cuts in benefits, increased class sizes and ongoing violations of contract which the WCCUSD School Board and their puppet masters in Sacramento are implementing in West Contra Costa.
In solidarity with the strikers,
(TEXT OF UPTE Local 1 FLYER)
UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT IS BREAKING THE LAW WHEN:
We don’t want to strike, especially in economic times like these. But unfortunately, after one year of negotiating in good faith, this is what we’ve been forced to do.
WHO WE ARE: over 9,000 UC lab assistants, computer techs, theater staff, animal care techs, sign language interpreters, museum scientists, research associates and more.
WHAT WE DO: our work is saving lives with critical medical research, developing environmentally sustainable technology. Our work revitalizes the California economy by educating the future workforce and bringing billions of dollars into the state through federal research grants.
SUPPORT OUR STRIKE ON
The University Professional & Technical Employees (UPTE), Local 1,
has voted for an Unfair Labor Practice Strike. We need your support.
Though much is reported on the high pay of UC executives, often missed is the plight
of thousands of UC employees who live in poverty and work in conditions that violate
federal, state or local health and safety guidelines. Help us make this a university that
honors the contributions of its employees,
Join us on the picket line on May 6th. UC!
WE CAN TAKE BACK
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