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UC medical centers bracing for employee strike, employee relations board to seek court intervention
Sacramento Bee

With front-line patient-care workers set to go on strike Wednesday, University of California officials said today that a walkout would postpone surgeries, upend cancer treatments and delay everything from emergency care to simple lab-test results.

Meanwhile, the Public Employment Relations Board has said it will seek a temporary restraining order on the union planning the one-day strike, AFSCME Local 3299, to limit the number of workers who can participate.

PERB will ask for the order in Sacramento County Superior Court at 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to a UC press release.

The request will focus on “employees working in critical health and safety roles that are difficult to replace.”