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News Report on Internal UC Audit Reveals Wage Policy Shame

(OAKLAND, CA) – A blockbuster report in today's San Jose Mercury News has revealed that the University of California is failing to enforce the minimum wage policy it released to much "fanfare" in 2015. The report was compiled based on a review of internal campus audits related to vendor compliance with the University's Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan (FW/FW), which affects thousands of low wage contract workers....

October 23, 2017

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Workers at some UC campuses say they don’t earn fair wages

In 2015, UC President Janet Napolitano announced with great fanfare that the University of California would become the first public university in the country to voluntarily set a $15 minimum wage....

October 22, 2017

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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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UC Berkeley students arrested after sit-in over contract worker pay

BERKELEY -- Students protesting the pay and treatment of subcontracted custodians and parking attendants -- including some who work for a contractor under federal investigation -- staged a sit-in Thursday at California Hall, home to the campus chancellor's office....

December 4, 2015

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A tale of two minimum wages: UW students hit the jackpot, UC students barred from raise

‘Unfortunate that other universities have not included students in their discussions’ Student employees at two major West Coast university systems are getting wage increases over the next few years. But only one set of students is celebrating, while the other is grumbling that they have been stiffed....

October 27, 2015

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California minimum wage hike won’t help many students, exclude 20 hour week and lower employees

The University of California has been praised for leading the way with a plan to raise the minimum wage of their staff to $15 per hour over the next couple of years. Sadly, most students won’t benefit from the raise as the plan excludes anyone working less than 20 hours per week....

October 27, 2015

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UC Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan is Not Meant for You

Janet Napolitano, President of the UC system, announced her so-called Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan July 22nd, enacting a $15 minimum wage for hired employees working at least 20 hours a week....

October 20, 2015

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“Fair Work, Fair Pay Act”: This PR Stunt Doesn’t Help Students

Less than 2 percent of UC employees will be affected by the university’s new minimum wage — 1.6 percent to be exact. And according to the UC Office of the President media representative Kate Moser, 1.6 is a serious, significant number. ...

October 7, 2015

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