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“It’s about inequality, particularly income, racial and gender inequality,” de los Angeles said. “We’ve been raising these issues for quite some time, and we would like them to come out with meaningful proposals to address them, but our proposals have been met with deaf ears.”

The California Nurses Association, representing 14,000 nurses at UC’s six major medical centers and 10 student health centers, announced it will hold a sympathy strike Tuesday and Wednesday. The University Professional and Technical Employees, which represents social workers, pharmacists and physician assistants, also plans to walk out.

In all, 10,800 workers from the three unions are expected to walk off the job at UCSF. Statewide, about 25,000 AFSCME workers plan to strike. The total number could reach 53,000 with the addition of sympathy strikers.

Antrum said UCSF has rescheduled more than 300 surgeries and 800 cancer patient appointments at its Mission Bay and Parnassus Avenue campuses. All elective procedures have been delayed, and 1,900 replacement workers have been requested.

The UCSF emergency department on Parnassus and the ambulatory clinics for people with acute illnesses, such as the flu, will remain open. Patients with critical needs are being directed to affiliates, such as St. Mary’s in San Francisco and John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, Antrum said.

Peter Fimrite is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: .

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