SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Presidential candidate Julian Castro is joining a workers' rally at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay -- 15,000 employees are on a one-day strike for higher wages, retirement benefits and job security.
They plan to rally at noon on Thursday and walk the picket line until 4 p.m.
This planned strike forced hundreds of appointments and procedures to be rescheduled.
Emergency departments at the Parnassus and Mission Bay campuses are open.
In a statement, UCSF says it respects employees' rights to representation and freedom of speech.
Presidential candidate Julian Castro to join UCSF strike