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Statement on the Appointment of Newest UC Regents

(OAKLAND, CA) – Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown appointed 4 new members to the University of California’s (UC) Board of Regents. Among Brown’s new appointments is Laphonza Butler, the President of the Service Employees’ International Union (SEIU) Local 2015, which represents 378,000 caregivers and nursing home workers. The following is a statement on the appointment of Butler from Kathryn Lybarger, President of AFSCME Local 3299, UC’s largest employee union....

August 7, 2018

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UC eyes new borrowing policy, after amassing $17.2 billion in debt

The University of California is swimming in $17.2 billion of debt after leveraging many of its assets to fund pensions, make necessary repairs to its buildings and infrastructure, and embark on a sweeping building boom....

September 15, 2016

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Gov. Brown announces ‘landmark’ deal to raise minimum wage [Video]

Gov. Jerry Brown joined fellow Democrats and labor leaders Monday in touting California's proposal to gradually lift the minimum wage to $15 an hour as an answer to the growing challenge of income disparity....

March 28, 2016

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Proposed pension limits will lead to UC’s decline

Despite decades of declining state funding and rising enrollments, the University of California has continued to deliver the highest quality of education for Californians. It was not the genius of its overpaid senior administrators that made this possible. It was the quality of its faculty that has maintained UC’s reputation as the best public university in the world....

February 18, 2016

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UC Assembly of the Academic Senate condemns retirement proposal

The University of California Assembly of the Academic Senate unanimously passed a resolution during Wednesday’s meeting condemning a proposal that would reduce retirement benefits....

February 15, 2016

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How much more budget wizardry will we demand of UC?

It’s unclear in the short term where the University of California is magically going to put 5,000 more in-state undergraduates and 2,000 more graduate students....

November 19, 2015

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Op-Ed To fix California’s colleges, reform Prop. 13 by taxing corporations more

This year's very public showdown between Gov. Jerry Brown and University of California President Janet Napolitano over raising UC's tuition ended in a compromise that in no way addressed the real issue: Where will the money come from to keep the state's world-class public colleges and universities competitive in the long term? ...

November 2, 2015

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Brown Vetoes Equal Pay Bill for UC Contract Workers

Governor Jerry Brown vetoed legislation on Oct. 9 that would have guaranteed UC full-time contract employees the same minimum wage that UC employees earn. Currently, full-time contract employees earn up to 53% less for the same jobs as their officially employed counterparts....

October 20, 2015

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Brown signs fix for 12-hour hospital shifts

Gov. Jerry Brown preserved the tradition of 12-hour hospital shifts for health-care workers with the stoke of his pen....

October 14, 2015

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California Gov. Brown to sign expanded fair pay legislation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Female employees in California are poised to get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps and receive protection from discrimination and retaliation if they ask questions about how much other people earn....

September 20, 2015

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