UC hospital workers demanding fair, equal wages to walkout Monday

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Workers at five UC hospitals in California are walking out on Monday. 

UCSF hospital staff are among those set to walkout in a three-day strike as they demand fair and equal wages. 

This is going to impact hundreds of scheduled surgeries, cancer treatments… the entire UCSF medical center on Parnassus Avenue. 

The strike is planned by a major union representing university employees ranging from janitors to security guards to nurses. 

UC employees from this union and three others in the Bay Area will be walking out to demand that the university system make wages fair and equal for all genders. 

These are issues these unions have been discussing for years. 

Additionally, employees say they are sick of jobs being outsourced to private contractors. 

Staff at UC’s six medical centers say the current conditions and wages impact the quality of care patients receive. 

The UCSF emergency room and clinics will remain open as the university will have temporary staff during this three-day strike. 

However, patients with serious needs are asked to go to affiliates of UCSF such as St. Mary’s Medical Center.

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