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UC San Diego Workers Go On Strike Over Alleged Labor Violations

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Some UC San Diego employees took to the picket lines on Thursday over alleged labor violations.

UC San Diego skilled trades workers represented by Teamsters Local 2010, such as campus and hospital electricians, mechanics and facilities workers, began a 24-hour strike one day after several hundred of their counterparts at UCLA took similar actions.

UCLA workers contend they are paid less than the prevailing wage and have gone more than four years without a raise.

"The university is charging our customers more for our services and refuses to negotiate over the back pay which we worked for and earned," service engineer Clayton Benson said.