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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.

Oakland Carl’s Jr. Targeted By Protesters Who Oppose Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder

As you may have heard, among Donald Trump’s atrocious, government-despising cabinet nominees is Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s CEO Andrew Puzder, a man reportedly opposed to hikes in the minimum wage, and whose company has been implicated in retaliating against workers who tried to organize for better wages.

Protest held at Oakland Carl’s Jr. to denounce president’s labor nominee

OAKLAND (BCN)— Business at an Oakland Carl’s Jr. restaurant was disrupted for nearly an hour as dozens of protesters held a rally inside to denounce President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Labor, who is the fast food chain’s CEO.

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.

Former UC Irvine Medical Center Workers Host Town Hall Meeting

In response to a layoff of 175 employees last month, former UCI Medical Center workers and union members from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) 3299 held a town hall meeting in Humanities Hall last Thursday night to inform students about layoffs occurring at the UCI Medical Center and to ask UCI students to support them.

Hundreds rally outside UCI Medical Center to protest 175 layoffs [Video]

ORANGE – About 200 union members and supporters picketed UC Irvine Medical Center Tuesday afternoon to decry the loss of 175 health care jobs.

UC Irvine Health workers picket medical center over layoffs

More than 100 UC Irvine Health workers used their work break or their day off Tuesday to picket at UCI Medical Center in Orange in response to 175 employee layoffs that began this month.

UC Irvine Health Workers to Picket Job Losses as Profits are Said to Soar

Claiming that their jobs are being eliminated even though profits are up and the facility is understaffed, health workers, students and worker union supporters plan to rally and picket at UC Irvine Medical Center today.

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.

Commentary: UCI’s patients, and workers, deserve better

Since the Affordable Care Act came online, 20 million more Americans have access to healthcare, including a million more Californians.

For healthcare providers like UC Irvine Medical Center, this means more customers. In fact, according to its last financial report, UCIMC has seen substantial increases in both patient admissions and outpatient visits over the past year.

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