UC and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) continued to present proposals and discuss contract issues Dec. 5-6, 2012 as they continued negotiations for a new agreement covering service employees.

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During the two-day meeting at UC Santa Barbara, the university and union talked extensively about staffing levels. In addition, the union presented its proposal on health and welfare, rejecting UC’s proposal to continue treating service employees the same as other staff employees. The university presented proposals on holidays, leaves of absence and no strikes.

The next bargaining session is Jan. 29-30, 2013 at UC Riverside.