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Opinion Labor faces strong headwind from a Trump administration — and maybe that’s just the jolt workers need

The last year has been invigorating for part of the labor movement as the “Fight for $15” campaign progressed rapidly from pie in the sky to, in some places at least, reality, and federal labor protections were expanded.

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.

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.

UC Irvine Health laying off 175 employees

UC Irvine Health began laying off 175 employees this week as part of a plan to ensure efficiency of its medical center’s clinical and educational operations, the university-based care provider said.

California’s shifting demographics are reshaping UC student body

The incoming UCLA freshman is a top-flight student, earning a 4.2 GPA at his San Diego high school. He’s the son of Mexican immigrants and the first in his family to attend college.

‘We don’t sit around saying ‘woe is me.” Napolitano prepares to fill sudden chancellor vacancies at UC Berkeley, UC Davis

For months, University of California President Janet Napolitano had been hearing about problems with two of her chancellors, at UC Berkeley and UC Davis.

UC Davis chancellor resigns following probe into ethical violations

Two starkly different portrayals of Linda Katehi emerged Tuesday after she resigned her post just moments ahead of the release of a report on an independent investigation into her tenure as UC Davis chancellor.

Regents OK $8.5 million for 2 patients suing over financial conflicts at UCLA

The University of California regents have agreed to pay nearly $8.5 million to settle two lawsuits alleging that a well-known UCLA spine surgeon failed to disclose his conflicts of interest with a leading device maker before using the company’s products in harmful surgeries.

As UC Berkeley tries to close its deficit, administrators feel the ire of traditional faculty allies

As top UC Berkeley officials lead an ambitious effort to reshape the nation’s premier public research institution, they are facing increasingly fierce reactions from their usual allies — the faculty.

Janitors and security guards are paid 20% less when they’re contractors, report says

A boom in companies trying to cut costs by contracting out janitorial and security jobs has led to large pay disparities between workers doing the same jobs, according to a UC Berkeley report.

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