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UC Berkeley reaches labor agreement on contract workers

BERKELEY -- UC Berkeley, in what one of its unions hailed as a "historic victory for contract workers," has agreed to offer direct employment to all regular night shift and athletics custodians currently working at the institution through private contractors, the university announced Friday....

March 18, 2016

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Contra Costa Times editorial: UC must admit more students from California

The University of California was founded in 1868 primarily to provide an excellent higher education for Californians, right? It's not a dangerous equivocation to say, well, yes and no. There have always been UC students who weren't residents of the state -- at least when they applied for entry -- as well as students who aren't Americans....

November 1, 2015

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UC Berkeley students rally around math lecturer who is losing his job

BERKELEY -- UC Berkeley students are demanding the campus keep a popular and outspoken math lecturer who claims he is being pushed out, in part, for being too good a teacher....

October 20, 2015

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Op-Ed

UC and the new economic paradigm

At the heart of America's recurring problems with poverty, income inequality and race lies a major shift in how our economy is structured. Since 2009, so called "temporary" jobs (also known as "contingent" or "subcontracted" jobs) have grown at nine times the rate of traditional, career employment....

August 24, 2015

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Guest commentary: UC must open its books and Sacramento must open its wallet

The new round of tuition increases just approved by the UC regents again is focusing attention on our state government's failure to adequately fund California's higher education system. ...

December 14, 2014

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UC fee hike pushes legislative action for cash infusion

SACRAMENTO -- Barely two weeks have passed since the University of California announced it would raise tuition unless it got the state money it needed, and already -- even as state lawmakers protested that it amounted to hostage-taking -- two high-level counterproposals have emerged to stop those fee hikes from happening....

December 2, 2014

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