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As Strike Looms, UC Medical Centers Cancel Elective Surgeries

University of California Medical Centers across the state are canceling elective surgeries scheduled for early next week. The move is in preparation for a possible strike by nearly 13,000 union workers. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees represents surgical techs, respiratory therapists, and other patient care workers. Union members are set go on strike next Tuesday and Wednesday to protest stalled contract negotiations.