Becky Barber and Lyolya Hovhannisyan founded the UCLA chapter of Flying Samaritans in 2013. With volunteer doctors and other students, they bring quality medical care to Tijuana's Colonia Margarita Moran.
The University of California announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees for a four-year contract covering more than 8,300 service workers. AFSCME agreed to call off its five-day strike scheduled for March 3-7 at UC campuses and medical centers.
"Much of the world’s sorrow can be traced to cycles of retribution, where one group seeks revenge for real or imagined wrongs done by another," Power said.
"Individuals become symbols, faiths become enemies, and hate becomes a currency of identity -- all that we have in common becomes reduced to a catastrophic alchemy of Us versus Them."
Dwaine Duckett, vice president of UC Human Resources, issued the following statement regarding AFSCME’s announcement that it will ask patient care technical and service employees to participate in a five-day strike March 3-7.