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UCSF Outsourcing Tech Jobs And Brazilian Labor Struggles
by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
Thursday Mar 23rd, 2017 10:15 PM
KPFA WorkWeek radio looks at the outsourcing of tech jobs at UCSF and how it affects the workers and public. It also looks at the economic and political crisis in Brazil and the role of the unions including the independent trade union federation CSP Conlutas.
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UCSF Outsourcing Tech Jobs And Brazilian Labor Struggles

WorkWeek looks at the outsourcing of high tech jobs at UCSF and also other outsourcing of work. We interview Robert Harrison, a tech worker who was forced to train H1B workers to replace himself and other workers. We also interview Lisa Milos, a UCSF interpreter and rank and file member of UPTE-CWA. She discusses the outsourcing of interpreter jobs.

Next WorkWeek looks at the crisis and attacks on workers in Brazil with Herbert Claros da Silva who is with the Brazilian labor federation CSP Conlutas and is an Embraer mechanic and vice-presidente do Sindicato dos Metalúrgicos de São Jose dos Campos e região.

Additional media:
https://youtu.be/mucnEo8k7zw
https://youtu.be/DQOQiYd0fTo
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/28/on-their-final-day-of-work-ucsf-tech-workers-protest-outsourcing/
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3175682/techology-business/laid-off-it-workers-worry-us-is-losing-tech-jobs-to-outsourcing.html

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§UCSF Outsourced Tech Worker Robert Harrison
by KPFA WorkWeek Radio Thursday Mar 23rd, 2017 10:15 PM
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UCSF tech worker Robert Harrison was outsourced along with 50 other workers at the public funded university and was told to train his H1B replacement. Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom supported the outsourcing of California jobs according to Harrision.