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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...

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...

October 22, 2017

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New UC audit raises more questions about Office of the President

The University of California doesn’t always follow its own rules for deciding when it’s OK to replace university employees with...

August 22, 2017

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University of California debt soars to $17 billion; regents consider new borrowing policy

The University of California’s debt has ballooned to $17.2 billion since the start of the recession, more than doubling as the system...

September 14, 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...

December 4, 2015

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Guest commentary: How Richmond could become Baltimore or not

The protests that recently engulfed Baltimore have sparked a much needed debate about the systemic problems that plague too many American...

May 17, 2015

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Plan to eliminate UC tuition hike wins unanimous approval from Senate committee

SACRAMENTO -- All the talk in recent weeks about how to fix the University of California's money woes and stave off a tuition hike has been...

April 9, 2015

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UC President Janet Napolitano calls protest ‘crap,’ later apologizes (Video)

SAN FRANCISCO -- Janet Napolitano's popularity took another nose-dive this week when a video surfaced of the UC president calling a raucous...

March 19, 2015

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UC funding: Napolitano, Brown give initial report on budget stalemate

SAN FRANCISCO -- In their first public report about high-level talks to break a budget stalemate, Gov. Jerry Brown and UC President Janet...

March 18, 2015

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UC tuition debate threatens its independence

As a former governor and cabinet secretary, Janet Napolitano came to the University of California with hefty political credentials many...

March 14, 2015

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