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Prop. 30 funds for UC will go to Wall Street

Passing Proposition 30 prevented hundreds of millions of dollars in near-term cuts to the University of California, a laboratory of innovation that fuels our state's economy. But now a large part of that lifeline might be squandered in payments to Wall Street banks, according to a report released Tuesday by researchers at UC Berkeley....

December 4, 2012

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UCLA Medical Center gets failing grade on patient safety

A national report card on patient safety gave a failing grade to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, one of the country's most prestigious hospitals and one of only 25 nationwide to receive such low marks....

November 29, 2012

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University Of California Deals With Wall Street Banks Could Wipe Out Prop 30 Gains, Report Says

Earlier this month, California voters passed Proposition 30, a ballot measure containing a number of tax increases that will help avoid drastic cuts to the state's higher education system. ...

November 16, 2012

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Wall Street Guys Inside Public Institutions

A new internal report from the University of California shows that UC, like many public entities (cities, counties, museums, etc) engaged in risky, complicated credit swaps with Wall Street Banks......

November 14, 2012

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Fighting As One

LOS ANGELES — Waving “Respect!” signs and chanting “We’re fired up, won’t take it no more,” thousands of AFSCME delegates rallied in MacArthur Park with their California sisters and brothers, calling attention to the fight for public service employees here and across America....

June 21, 2012

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Thousands attend labor rally in MacArthur Park

More than 4,000 people attended a Wednesday afternoon rally in MacArthur Park put on by a national public services employees union....

June 20, 2012

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Union Workers Rally in Downtown LA

Vice President Joe Biden led the fight in Downtown LA against what he called “the greatest assault on working-class people…that I’ve seen in my lifetime” By Conan Nolan and Olga Spilewsky Vice President Joe Biden addressed a cheering crowd of unionized public employees at the LA Convention Center Tuesday, June 19. Biden called the nationwide …...

June 19, 2012

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UC workers protest as negotiations begin with campus

The union representing UC workers, AFSCME Local 3299, entered negotiations with the university Wednesday over a new contract, and several union members and other protesters demonstrated for better benefits near Sproul Plaza....

June 9, 2012

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Student Protesters Wear Orange Jumpsuits at UC Regents Meeting

Students and union faculty members, frustrated by rising tuition and cuts within the University of California system wore orange jumpsuits at a UC Board of Regents meeting Wednesday. The protesters said they were “Sentenced to higher tuition and debt”....

June 8, 2012

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Lawmaker Proposes Limiting Out-of-State Enrollment at University of California Schools

The 10 campuses that make up the U.C. system — including selective universities like Berkeley and the University of California, Los Angeles — would be prohibited from enrolling more than 10 percent of non-Californians as members of the freshman class. The proposed California Students First Act, which was introduced by Senator Michael J. Rubio, a Democrat from Shafter, Calif., would also cap undergraduate enrollment of nonresidents at 10 percent....

May 24, 2012

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