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Thousands of UC Workers Set to Strike on March 20th

(OAKLAND, CA) – As the union representing 14,000 Professional and Technical employees, UPTE-CWA 9119, issued notice to the University of California of their intention to strike on March 20th, AFSCME Local 3299 announced that UC’s Service and Patient Care Technical workers would be joining them. Together, the 2 labor unions represent roughly 39,000 workers across the UC system....

March 8, 2019

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As UC Promotes Aggie Square, UC Workers Voice Concerns Over Outsourcing

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – While the University of California is set to announce new developments on its $60 million Aggie Square project at a press conference later today, nearly 60 of its career hospital employees are voicing concerns over UC’s intention to outsource its entire inpatient rehabilitation department to Kindred Healthcare—the company tasked with operating a brand new 40-bed rehabilitation center as part of the project....

February 21, 2019

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Mastering California’s ideals

By signing off on a proposal to make UCLA’s full-time graduate MBA program self-supporting, UC President Mark Yudof has given up on the dream for the University of California to remain a public university supported by the state....

July 8, 2013

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University Of California’s Latest Plan: Privatize Knowledge, Take Out Lots Of Patents — Profit!

At the end of last year, we wrote about an extraordinary attempt by the University of California (UC) to resuscitate the infamous "Eolas" patents that were thrown out earlier by a jury in East Texas. Clearly, the University of California likes patents, and the way that they can be used to extract money from people with very little effort....

July 2, 2013

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Change in UCLA M.B.A. program prompts privatization concerns

Concerns over privatization regularly flare up as the University of California system attempts to grow with limited state support. It is happening again, as UCLA's nationally-recognized M.B.A. program moves to a self-supported funding model....

June 28, 2013

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Privatize the UC?

If a contentious, and groundbreaking, bill passes the state Legislature this summer, many students at UC Davis and other University of California schools won’t be doing some of their basic course work on campus anymore. As of next year, they also may be enrolled in classes that aren’t taught by UC faculty. Instead, they will be taking classes online, produced by for-profit companies—and getting full college credit for them....

June 13, 2013

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The UC Regents’ Budget: the Trouble with the Prop 30 Norm

Since the passage of Proposition 30 prevented another 10% cut to state funding for the University of California, blocked similar cuts to CSU, and blocked still larger ones to the community colleges, the higher leadership guidance has been "curb your enthusiasm." ...

November 18, 2012

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NO to UC’s Debt Privatization & New Tuition Hikes!

Yesterday, University of California President Mark Yudof called on the people who care about UC and its promise to educate all of California’s children to once again call their elected state officials and advocate on UC’s behalf during the close of California’s budget season....

June 14, 2012

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