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UC disputes state audit report on new payroll system costs

The University of California’s plan to update its payroll system will cost millions more than originally estimated and is several years behind schedule, according to a state audit released Thursday....

August 27, 2017

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New UC audit raises more questions about Office of the President

The University of California doesn’t always follow its own rules for deciding when it’s OK to replace university employees with less-expensive contract workers, according to a new state audit that again raises questions about UC’s central office operations....

August 22, 2017

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State auditor finds UC underpaid contract workers

The University of California has failed to fully justify replacing employees with contractors, has allowed contractors to be paid less than comparable UC employees, and has repeatedly extended contracts instead of seeking competitive bids, says a new state audit released Tuesday....

August 22, 2017

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Submission: UCLA disregards low wage workers, fails to enforce labor policies

I am one of more than 80 mostly full-time valet workers at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. We work for ABM, a contractor that provides contract services to the University of California. We are often the first and last people to interact with UCLA hospital patients and their families....

August 20, 2017

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UC chancellors who resign routinely get big parachutes at executive-level pay

By Diana Lambert Within days of each other, UC Davis and UC Berkeley disclosed this summer their former chancellors would retain high salaries after having stepped down as embattled campus leaders. At Davis, Linda P.B. Katehi will become an engineering professor in September at a salary of $318,200 over nine months, the rough equivalent of …...

August 20, 2017

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UC owes $1.3 million to thousands of underpaid employees

The University of California has reached a $1.3 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor over a payroll issue that resulted in thousands of non-academic employees being routinely underpaid by small dollar amounts on each paycheck....

August 11, 2017

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UC employees, students protest in support of contracted valet workers

About 500 University of California workers and students protested the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center’s treatment of contracted valet service workers outside the medical center Friday....

July 31, 2017

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UC opens probe into interference with state audit

The University of California regents have hired a former state Supreme Court justice and an Orange County law firm to look into revelations that the UC president’s office interfered with a state auditor’s survey of campuses, rendering the results useless, regents Chairwoman Monica Lozano said Monday....

June 7, 2017

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Is Janet Napolitano Deepening Economic Inequality at University of California?

When University of California, Berkeley neuroscience postdoc Lydia Majure sat down for contract talks with administrators last spring as a member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 5810, which represents 6,000 university postdocs, she had an extremely personal stake in the matter....

June 1, 2017

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‘Not Fair’: Insiders Say Hospitals Favor Rich and Famous [Video]

It’s no secret that celebrities get the best tables at restaurants and the royal welcome at shops and hotels. But several patients and insiders tell the I-Team that hospitals are giving the "rich and famous" preferential treatment as well, and claim it could impact your medical care at the most critical times....

May 9, 2017

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