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RELEASE: “Students & Workers In, Executives Out”

May 17, 2017

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – Students and workers gathered outside UCSF’s Mission Bay Conference Center in protest of UC’s contracting out practices, rising education costs, and more during UC’s Board of Regents meeting Wednesday morning. The protest took place just two weeks after UC President Janet Napolitano testified before state lawmakers regarding her interference with an audit of her office that found $175 million in secret funds.

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STATEMENT: UC Workers React to State Audit of UCOP

Oakland: In a blistering critique of financial and administrative practices at the University of California’s Office of the President (UCOP) released this morning, California State Auditor Elaine Howle has concluded that UCOP failed to disclose nearly $200 million in “amassed reserve funds,” “used misleading budgeting practices,” provided its highest-paid employees with overly generous salaries and benefits, “failed to justify” its spending on system-wide initiatives, and “intentionally interfered” with the State’s Audit process.

ALERT: Hundreds to Protest Layoffs at UC Irvine Today

Orange: As many as 300 UC Health Workers, Students and community leaders are expected to picket and rally at UC Irvine Medical Center today to demand that UCI reverse its recently announced staffing cuts–cuts that have already eliminated as many as 175 jobs and led to reductions in work time for many others. Thursday’s protest comes as new data shows dramatic increases in demand from UCI patients, and marks the second major UCI Hospital protest in as many months–and the first since the layoffs took effect on November 7th.

ADVISORY: Workers and Students to Protest UCI Staffing Cuts Tuesday

Orange: As many as 150 UC Health Workers, Students and others are expected a rally and picket at UC Irvine Medical Center Tuesday to protest recently announced staffing cuts.

RELEASE: UCSF to re-hire dozens of fired Immigrant Workers After Public Outcry

Oakland: Late yesterday, UCSF Medical Center and AFSCME Local 3299 reached an agreement for UCSF to hire 24 former Contract custodians at UCSF Medical Center. The workers, primarily Chinese immigrants who had been employed by former UCSF Contractor IMPEC Group for as long as four years, had been fired in 2015 after UCSF demanded that IMPEC cut their wages by almost 50% and the workers spoke up for better working conditions.


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