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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 less-expensive contract workers, according to a new state audit that again raises questions about UC’s central office operations....

August 22, 2017

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State auditor finds UC underpaid contract workers

The University of California has failed to fully justify replacing employees with contractors, has allowed contractors to be paid less than comparable UC employees, and has repeatedly extended contracts instead of seeking competitive bids, says a new state audit released Tuesday....

August 22, 2017

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UC Berkeley reaches labor agreement on contract workers

BERKELEY -- UC Berkeley, in what one of its unions hailed as a "historic victory for contract workers," has agreed to offer direct employment to all regular night shift and athletics custodians currently working at the institution through private contractors, the university announced Friday....

March 18, 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 contractor under federal investigation -- staged a sit-in Thursday at California Hall, home to the campus chancellor's office....

December 4, 2015

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UC students rallying for worker rights march to Dirks’ residence, hop gate

Neither police presence nor rain could deter about 150 UC students from marching up the steps of University House on Sunday to rally for contracted workers’ rights....

November 8, 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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Workers unite to protest campus’s treatment of contract workers Wednesday

Demonstrators congregated Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue, objecting to UC Berkeley’s conduct toward contract workers....

October 14, 2015

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UC Berkeley independent contractor investigated for allegedly underpaying workers, refusing overtime

An independent custodial contractor of UC Berkeley is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor on allegations of underpaying workers and refusing to pay them for overtime hours....

October 4, 2015

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University Contract Workers Wages –Or Lack Thereof– in the Crosshairs

Today (Oct 1), some contract employees working on University of California facilities will be seeing a pay hike to $13 an hour....

October 1, 2015

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Workers allege 80-hour weeks with no overtime at UC Berkeley sporting events

Federal authorities are investigating allegations that a UC Berkeley custodial contractor underpaid workers who cleaned up after Golden Bears football games and other sporting events, denying them overtime pay for weeks that stretched to 80 or 90 hours....

October 1, 2015

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