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Supreme Court poised to deal a sharp blow to unions for teachers and public employees

The Supreme Court is poised to deal a sharp blow to the unions that represent millions of teachers and other public employees, announcing Thursday it will consider striking down the mandatory fees that support collective bargaining....

September 28, 2017

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UC is handing out generous pensions, and students are paying the price with higher tuition

As parents and students start writing checks for the first in-state tuition hike in seven years at the University of California, they hope the extra money will buy a better education....

September 24, 2017

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A $200-million donation threatens to tar UC Irvine’s medical school as a haven for quacks

Consider the following fundamental principles: First, billionaires should be allowed to donate their money however they wish, short of financing criminal enterprises. Second, it’s almost impossible for a university to turn down a nine-figure donation....

September 22, 2017

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Opinion Labor faces strong headwind from a Trump administration — and maybe that’s just the jolt workers need

The last year has been invigorating for part of the labor movement as the “Fight for $15” campaign progressed rapidly from pie in the sky to, in some places at least, reality, and federal labor protections were expanded....

December 30, 2016

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UC Irvine Health workers picket medical center over layoffs

More than 100 UC Irvine Health workers used their work break or their day off Tuesday to picket at UCI Medical Center in Orange in response to 175 employee layoffs that began this month....

October 18, 2016

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Commentary: UCI’s patients, and workers, deserve better

Since the Affordable Care Act came online, 20 million more Americans have access to healthcare, including a million more Californians. For healthcare providers like UC Irvine Medical Center, this means more customers. In fact, according to its last financial report, UCIMC has seen substantial increases in both patient admissions and outpatient visits over the past year. ...

October 15, 2016

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UC Irvine Health laying off 175 employees

UC Irvine Health began laying off 175 employees this week as part of a plan to ensure efficiency of its medical center's clinical and educational operations, the university-based care provider said....

October 6, 2016

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California’s shifting demographics are reshaping UC student body

The incoming UCLA freshman is a top-flight student, earning a 4.2 GPA at his San Diego high school. He’s the son of Mexican immigrants and the first in his family to attend college. ...

September 15, 2016

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‘We don’t sit around saying ‘woe is me.” Napolitano prepares to fill sudden chancellor vacancies at UC Berkeley, UC Davis

For months, University of California President Janet Napolitano had been hearing about problems with two of her chancellors, at UC Berkeley and UC Davis. ...

August 18, 2016

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UC Davis chancellor resigns following probe into ethical violations

Two starkly different portrayals of Linda Katehi emerged Tuesday after she resigned her post just moments ahead of the release of a report on an independent investigation into her tenure as UC Davis chancellor....

August 9, 2016

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