Update on Fight Against Layoffs ​

Update on Teamsters Fight Against Layoffs

Teamsters have been busy fighting layoffs on multiple fronts lately. Members are committed to making the UC keep workers whole through retention of jobs, wage rates, full-time hours, and benefits. The UC has multiple income streams and billions in reserves; the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic should not be taken out of workers’ paychecks! There is plenty of work to do and the state has instructed UC to use some of their reserves to avoid layoffs. UC: Do right by your workers!

Members Speak to UC Board of Regents

July 29, 2020 — Teamsters Secretary-Treasurer Jason Rabinowitz demands that the Regents instruct their chancellors to avoid worker layoffs, and two Teamsters members needlessly and cruelly laid off from their long-time UCSD Health and UCSF Health jobs told the Board of Regents how their lives have been negatively affected. 

Eleven Teamsters were prepared to speak but the Regents called just seven due to what the Regents secretary said was a high demand for public comment. 

Listen to the testimony from the July 28-30 UC Board of Regents by clicking here.

Rally Against Layoffs at UC Medical Centers

July 29, 2020 –Teamsters rallied with our sisters and brothers in other UC Unions Wednesday in front of UC hospitals statewide demanding that administration protect our jobs, our pay, and our health and safety! We are essential, not expendable.

Teamsters 2010 Secretary-Treasurer Jason Rabinowitz rallied with members at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood and spoke passionately about how all UC workers should be kept whole.

Click here to see video and photos of the statewide rallies.

“We stand together, Teamsters, AFSCME, UPTE, CAN, all of the workers of UC, 200,000 strong. We say our work has built UC, our work makes UC work, and we will not bear the brunt of this crisis.”

“Before UC lays off a single worker; before UC furloughs a single worker, they should use the billions of dollars that they have in reserves. They should cut executive bloat. They should insource contracted work. They should take every step possible to protect our jobs and our livelihood.

“Because not only is that fair, but that’s going to help California to move forward and to recover from this crisis.”

Jason Rabinowitz
Teamsters Local 2010