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Union calls for Legislature to investigate UC hospital system
Sacramento Bee

A union deadlocked in contract talks with the University of California said Thursday that the system’s medical facilities are understaffed, waste money and put patients’ health in jeopardy.

Kathryn Lybarger, president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299, said lawmakers and state authorities should investigate everything from the university system’s debt and staffing policies to its constitutional autonomy from the Legislature.

“All of this calls for more oversight,” Lybarger said.