In April 2018, AFSCME Local 3299 released a report—“Pioneering Inequality: Race, Gender, and Income Disparities at the University of California”—analyzing demographic data on the University of California’s workforce.1 It featured a case study of UC’s lowest-paid and most diverse employee segment* that revealed a racial and gender dimension to the widening gap between the highest- and lowest-paid workers. The report also examined the decline of Black workers within this workforce and related outsourcing practices. The analysis identified the need for a “future study of patterns of retention and promotion among different demographic groups.”2 This current research brief looks at just that, supplementing the previous findings by incorporating UC data related to employment separations, promotions and other transfers.

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