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Troubling double standard present in UC negotiations with members of AFSCME

If one were to summarize UC President Janet Napolitano’s first few months on the job in the form of a question, it would go something...

January 23, 2014

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Submission: UC must make worker safety a priority

There are two parts to the ongoing dispute between the University of California and the system’s largest union, the American Federation...

November 19, 2013

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Time for the UC system to cap high-end pensions

If you want to know what's going on at the University of California's taxpayer-subsidized hospitals, please do your own homework. You'll...

August 8, 2013

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Reigning in golden handshakes at UC

While Americans don’t seem to agree on much these days, there has been a growing public consensus on the issue of reforming public...

July 29, 2013

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Pushing back for patient care

This week, UC administrators have pushed an estimated 13,000 UC medical center patient-care workers, members of AFSCME 3299, into a two-day...

May 22, 2013

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Short staffing at UC hospitals is putting patients at risk

As patients, we expect our hospital rooms, beds and operating tables to be clean and sanitized. We expect medical equipment that works...

April 15, 2013

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Joining the Protest

The new pension plan going into effect this July will place an unfair financial burden on UC employees. As students who see the hard work...

February 7, 2013

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Ryan Nelson: UC should provide fairer compensation for workers

Across California, from San Diego to Los Angeles to Berkeley, service and medical workers took up signs and megaphones to protest a...

February 4, 2013

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UC funding fight continues

In the 2012 general election, young people turned out to vote in droves, with numbers similar to the historic turnout in 2008. In...

January 22, 2013

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MediaOp-Ed

The UC system’s modesty problem

The growing controversy over the UC’s new logo follows recent comments from Gov. Jerry Brown that called for more “modesty” from the...

December 12, 2012

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