Day One of AFSCME’s Five Day Strike at UCSC

July 14th kicked off AFSCME’s five day strike at the University of California’s ten campuses and five medical centers. At UC Santa Cruz, AFSCME workers, students, workers from supporting unions, and other community members are picketing at the intersection of Bay and High at the base of campus. County buses are respecting the picket line by dropping people off at the base of campus. Some classes were held at the base of the campus and other spaces in Santa Cruz. Scabs have been hired by the UC, but AFSCME workers say as the week continues, people will start to notice declines in the quality of service and cleanliness in buildings, bathrooms, dinning halls and throughout campus.

For more information, please check out:

Facing Poverty At UC
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/11/18515279.php

8,500 UC Service Workers Announce Five-Day Strike to Begin on July 14
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/03/18513200.php

Here are links to photo coverage from some of the many previous AFSCME actions during the 2007 – 2008 school year at UCSC:

Crossposted at Indybay.org.

Author: Bradley Allen

Bradley Allen is a reporter and photographer in the Monterey Bay Area, and a collective member of the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay). Follow him on social media: @BradleySA.