UC Davis Medical Center Union Members Gather for First Day of Strike
SACRAMENTO -- Enthusiasm ran high Tuesday among the members of two separate unions that represent hospital service and technical jobs. Hundreds circled the UC Davis Medical Center and the surrounding clinical buildings. Contract negotiations have been at a standstill for a year. The University of California system says it has offered a generous contract in which, for instance, custodians earn $44,000 annually and respiratory therapists $102,000 per year with health and retirement benefits.