Nov 19, 2013 12:37 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State officials want a court to stop some University of California hospital employees from participating in a planned strike at UC's five medical centers.
The state Public Employment Relations Board is scheduled to seek a temporary restraining order against unionized patient care employees at a hearing in Sacramento Superior Court scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday. University officials say the labor board's request will focus on employees in critical health and safety roles.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 3299 has called on its more than 21,000 UC patient care workers to go on strike on Wednesday. The workers include radiation therapists, who help treat cancer patients, and MRI technicians. The union says UC management intimidated employees who participated in a two-day walkout in May.
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