UC and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) continued negotiations Nov. 28-29, 2012 at UC San Diego for a new contract covering service employees.

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UC passed proposals on Reasonable Accommodation and Health and Welfare.

The Environmental, Health and Safety team at UC San Diego gave a presentation on campus health and safety, and discussed ways employees can raise any issues that arise. UC presented its proposal on safe working conditions, while the union offered its proposal on hours of work.

The second day of bargaining ended early due to AFSCME's request for a long caucus. Rather than caucus, AFSCME used the time to organize a disruption of UCSD hospital operations and pursue an issue with local UC San Diego Medical Center management. Because of the incident, bargaining with AFSCME on a contract for patient care technical staff for Friday, Nov. 30 was relocated off UC hospital premises. UC is addressing the bargaining team’s conduct with AFSCME leadership.

The university and union are scheduled to meet Dec. 5-6, 2012 at UC Santa Barbara to continue negotiations.