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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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Bob Dunning: Redactions or not, Katehi saga is clear

“University of California President Janet Napolitano on Tuesday announced the formation of an advisory committee of university faculty, staff, students, alumni and foundation representatives to help in the international search for a new chancellor to lead UC Davis,” the story begins....

September 18, 2016

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UC Davis’ Katehi gets $424,360 ‘parachute’ common for university presidents

After resigning Tuesday as UC Davis chancellor under a cloud of controversy, Linda P.B. Katehi will take advantage of a University of California perk that allows campus leaders to receive chancellor-level pay with few responsibilities for one year....

August 10, 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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STATEMENT:  Largest UC Union Comments on Scandal Involving UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi

Oakland: In the wake of serious allegations of conflict of interest and misuse of university funds by UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi, Kathryn Lybarger, President of the UC System's largest employee union--AFSCME Local 3299--has issued the following statement. ...

April 28, 2016

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UC Davis employees speak out on asbestos exposure in older campus buildings

On Aug. 17, Sacramento’s News10 published an article in which two university employees and five student assistants revealed how the UC Davis Academic Technology Services Department’s unsafe practices may have exposed students to the carcinogen asbestos....

September 24, 2015

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UC Davis chancellor lays out growth vision under ‘21st century’ plan

UC Davis plans to build graduate programs in downtown Sacramento and a new veterinary hospital on its main campus as part of its “University of the 21st Century” plan, which includes an estimated $2 billion in construction projects, university officials announced Tuesday....

September 22, 2015

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Numbers of freshmen from outside California increase at three UC campuses

The ranks of UC freshmen from other states and nations will rise substantially this fall at the Irvine, Davis and San Diego campuses, even as the controversially high numbers of non-Californians will remain about the same as last year at UCLA and UC Berkeley, new enrollment numbers show....

September 3, 2015

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UCD Medical Center workers join systemwide one-day strike

UC Davis Medical Center workers in Sacramento joined hundreds of other University of California hospital employees Wednesday walking picket lines at the system’s medical campuses for a one-day strike....

November 20, 2013

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UC workers protest as negotiations begin with campus

The union representing UC workers, AFSCME Local 3299, entered negotiations with the university Wednesday over a new contract, and several union members and other protesters demonstrated for better benefits near Sproul Plaza....

June 9, 2012

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