Last November, UC Irvine undergrad Lisa Lei joined what she thought would be just another rally for striking workers. Members of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) 3299, the union that represents the school's service and patient-care employees, gathered with their supporters, all wearing identical green T-shirts, to march around the campus, stopping at a small courtyard in front of the Mesa Court housing community's dining hall. There, they chanted slogans for a fair contract from the University of California, confusing unwitting freshmen... More >>>