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Valet workers transferred from UCLA fear insourcing, loss of benefits

Edwin Cifuentes, a contracted valet worker at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, said many valet workers who are being transferred away from UCLA are worried their new jobs will not offer them the same wages or benefits UCLA provided....

October 8, 2017

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UC’s minimum-wage policy flunks the fairness test: Guest commentary

Marisol Ramirez is one of more than 80 full-time hospital valet drivers at UCLA Medical Center, most of whom are about to lose their jobs just months after reporting that the low-wage private contractor employing them was paying less than required by university policy....

August 31, 2017

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Submission: UCLA disregards low wage workers, fails to enforce labor policies

I am one of more than 80 mostly full-time valet workers at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. We work for ABM, a contractor that provides contract services to the University of California. We are often the first and last people to interact with UCLA hospital patients and their families....

August 20, 2017

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UC employees, students protest in support of contracted valet workers

About 500 University of California workers and students protested the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center’s treatment of contracted valet service workers outside the medical center Friday....

July 31, 2017

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UCLA skilled workers take to the Hill to protest unfair wages

About 150 union members chanted “We want a raise” and “Who does the work? We do the work” as they handed out yellow flyers to students and parents moving into the residential halls Friday morning....

September 16, 2016

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California’s shifting demographics are reshaping UC student body

The incoming UCLA freshman is a top-flight student, earning a 4.2 GPA at his San Diego high school. He’s the son of Mexican immigrants and the first in his family to attend college. ...

September 15, 2016

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UCLA workers call for employment priority at new Luskin Center

Union workers protested UCLA’s lack of transparency in hiring staff for the new Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center Thursday morning outside Covel Commons....

April 29, 2016

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UCLA minimum wage set to rise with state, city increases

The University of California Office of the President updated its policy in April, requiring UCLA to comply with Los Angeles’s imminent minimum wage increase....

July 19, 2015

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Report: Hostile workplace for women at University of California, Los Angeles, disease center

LOS ANGELES — An investigation found that female faculty at the Alzheimer's disease research center at the University of California, Los Angeles, worked under hostile conditions, according to a newspaper report....

April 19, 2015

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UCLA Dining closes four Hill restaurants due to union strike

UCLA Dining Services officials closed Bruin Plate, Feast at Rieber, Hedrick Test Kitchen and Cafe 1919 Wednesday because of anticipated low staffing levels resulting from a union strike....

November 20, 2013

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