“A strike is only hurting the union’s own members who will lose pay for joining this ill-advised three-day walkout, while negatively affecting services to patients and students," the spokesperson said. “A disruptive demonstration will change neither UC’s economic situation nor the university’s position on AFSCME’s unreasonable demands.”
The University of California attempted to stop approximately 700 workers from participating in the strike via a court order last week, but a California court denied their request.
The state school system took another hit when two unions chose to strike with AFSCME Local 3299: University Professional and Technical Employees and California Nurses Association. Their addition meant tens of thousands of more people standing at the picket line and greater disruption in the university system.
“Numbers, solidarity and speaking in unity really amplifies the urgency and the seriousness of what we’re talking about at the university,” Lybarger said.
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To treat it, Jackson's doctors took some of her own fatty tissue to plug the leak — a small hole between her skull and nostrils, according to KETV.
Christie Barnes, a rhinologist at Nebraska Medicine, helped perform surgery on Jackson a few weeks ago.
"We go through the nostrils, through the nose," Barnes told KETV. "We use angled cameras, angled instruments to get us up to where we need to go."
Jackson had a follow-up appointment with her doctors on Friday.
"I don't have to carry around the tissue anymore," Jackson told KETV, "and I'm getting some sleep."
"It's all in your head," the Bronx native told CNBC Make It. "It's all mental, especially when your goals and expectations are high."
Although Alcantara is known today as a health and fitness expert she was once a depressed drinker and smoker. The 33 year-old knew she needed to change her lifestyle, after she gained 70 pounds during her pregnancy. At the time, she weighed 196 pounds and was not able to get rid of her baby weight.