American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 — which represents more than 24,000 health care and service employees across the UC system — went on strike Wednesday for the sixth time in the past two years.
Jarrod Colvin, a custodian at UCSB and one of the union’s members, said that he was “disappointed” with the number of strikes but added that he felt the only way the university will change its behavior is if the union keeps striking.
“The fact that we’re out here again on unfair labor practices has me a little disappointed about making and impact on the way they follow the rules, but I think the only way that we’re ever going to make a change on that is by keep coming out,” Colvin said.
Nexus photographers took photos of the strikes, seen below:
Siavash Ghadiri is a senior biopsychology student at UCSB, and the current Photo Editor of The Daily Nexus.
His love for the art began with enrollment in a 35mm darkroom photography class at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California. His experience crosses many niches, including street photography, landscape photography, portrait photography, music photography, and photojournalism.
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