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California has highest poverty rate of all US states, new report finds

California has the highest poverty rate of any U.S. state, according to new statistics released last month by the United States Census Bureau....

October 4, 2017

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State Assembly withholds funding to UC because of new retirement plan

The State Assembly Subcommittee on Education voted Tuesday to delay funding to the UC system because of concerns with the UC Retirement Plan, proposed by UC President Janet Napolitano in March, which would cause the university to incur significant costs....

May 27, 2016

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Campus insources workers after ongoing plans

After seven months of protests by campus employees and students, UC Berkeley finalized plans to insource 69 campus workers from three private contract companies last week....

May 15, 2016

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University of California opposes bill to reduce terms of UC Board of Regents

The University of California and the UCLA Undergraduate Students Association sent letters Tuesday to the state Senate opposing a bill that would alter term lengths of UC Board of Regents....

April 28, 2016

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Campus to eliminate 500 jobs over next 2 years as part of deficit reduction

UC Berkeley will eliminate 500 staffing positions over the next two years as part of its ongoing efforts to reduce an annual deficit of $150 million, according to a campus memo sent to employees Monday....

April 13, 2016

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Arraignment for UC Berkeley student arrested at protest postponed

OAKLAND — About 30 students, workers and Berkeley community members gathered at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse on Tuesday to show support for John Penilla, who appeared in court after he was arrested during a campus protest in March....

April 6, 2016

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Campus sheds light on rationale for insourcing formerly subcontracted workers

After more than a year of demonstrations by campus subcontracted workers, UC Berkeley has decided to officially insource some of its subcontracted staff, primarily for campus community-oriented purposes.

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March 30, 2016

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Subcontracted campus workers insourced as UC employees, ending speakers’ boycott

After nearly seven months of campaigning, 69 previously subcontracted workers have officially been insourced as UC employees, ending an ongoing campus speakers’ boycott. ...

March 18, 2016

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Berkeley City Council passes item in support of campus speakers’ boycott

At its Tuesday meeting, Berkeley City Council adopted a resolution to support UC Berkeley’s subcontracted workers and endorse AFSCME Local 3299’s speakers’ boycott on campus....

March 16, 2016

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In claiming neutrality, Berkeley Forum fails to stand with exploited workers

Writer and activist Monbiot warns, “When someone says they have no politics, it means that their politics align with the status quo.” The Berkeley Forum released a statement March 7, stating that the Berkeley Forum “does not take a side” between workers and the university administration that is exploiting them, referring to a campus­wide “Speakers Boycott” called for by AFSCME Local 3299....

March 11, 2016

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