Democrats mostly silent on University of California strike

By John Hrabe | Cal Watchdog

As public opinion in California turns against labor unions, few Democratic politicians — most of whom rely on union support to win elections — have publicly embraced workers at the University of California. Twenty-one thousand members of AFSCME 3299 are planning a five-day strike next month.

The lack of public support for the strike is striking in that the union is arguably the state’s most sympathetic public employee union. The union says that 99 percent of its food workers, custodians and respiratory therapists are income-eligible for some form of public assistance, which it contrasts with the bloated salaries and lavish benefits provided to top UC administrators.

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