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UC Berkeley Workers, Students Say University’s Subcontracted Campus Jobs Mean Poverty Wages

Twenty-two student protesters were arrested on December 3 after staging a two-hour occupation of the central administration offices at the University of California, Berkeley....

December 10, 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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SB376 is cost effective solution to UC contracting inequities

When it comes to evaluating policy, sometimes it’s just better to have the facts. Case in point is Adam Summers recent column (Opinion, Oct. 4) attacking legislation that I authored, called Senate Bill 376....

October 9, 2015

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Press Releases

STATEMENT: AFSCME 3299 Reacts to Governor’s Veto of SB 376

Oakland: “While we are obviously disappointed in the Governor’s decision, we know that today marks only the beginning of our efforts to address the exploitation of low wage contract workers at the University of California. ...

October 9, 2015

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SB 376 demands equal pay for equal work at University of California: Guest commentary

Manipulation and deception are words more often associated with politics than institutions of higher learning....

October 6, 2015

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Cuts to administrative bloat can ensure fair pay for contract workers

When it raised its minimum wage to $15, the University of California signaled that it valued its workers. Senate Bill 376, however, is testing just how dedicated the University really is....

September 30, 2015

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UC system is shortchanging low-wage contract workers

As the Assembly convened hearings on how best to prevent the University of California from sticking its students with another tuition hike, several students spoke about the growing number of UC students who are not able to afford food....

September 30, 2015

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UC Opposes Bill to Increase Wages for Contract Workers

Among the stack of bills sitting on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk is one pitting labor unions against the University of California. Introduced by Senator Richard Lara, SB 376 would require UC — the third largest employer in the state — to pay contracted workers the same wages and benefits as existing university employees doing similar work....

September 20, 2015

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Jerry Brown’s University of California Perma-Temp Problem

When California Governor Pat Brown helped create the modern University of California system in the early 1960s, he envisioned many things: a world-class structure of higher education, universal access to students from every background, a gateway to middle-class careers, cutting-edge research centers. All of that has come to pass, making UC an enduring part of Brown’s legacy....

September 10, 2015

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Op-Ed

UC and the new economic paradigm

At the heart of America's recurring problems with poverty, income inequality and race lies a major shift in how our economy is structured. Since 2009, so called "temporary" jobs (also known as "contingent" or "subcontracted" jobs) have grown at nine times the rate of traditional, career employment....

August 24, 2015

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