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RELEASE: Insourcing Agreement Brings End to Speaker’s Boycott at UC Berkeley

Oakland: More than six weeks after a speaker’s boycott was called by the University of California’s largest employee union, AFSCME 3299, UC Berkeley agreed on Friday to offer nearly 100 of its subcontracted custodians and Parking Attendants direct employment with the university within the next 30 days. As a result, the Speaker’s boycott has been lifted, and a planned April 1st picket at a planned Clinton Global Initiative University event on the Berkeley campus has been cancelled....

March 22, 2016

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Union calls for speaker’s boycott, urging improved treatment of subcontracted workers

A UC labor union is calling for a speaker’s boycott at UC Berkeley for the duration of the spring semester, urging the campus to improve its treatment of subcontracted workers....

February 8, 2016

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Students must fight for subcontracted workers’ rights

In a recently published LA Times article, Performance First Building Services, a private company employed by UC Berkeley, has come under fire for exploiting subcontracted custodians....

October 16, 2015

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Workers, students call for insourcing of all subcontracted workers on campus

Several dozen students, workers and community members marched to various locations on campus and in the city Monday, delivering petitions calling for the insourcing of all subcontracted employees at UC Berkeley....

August 31, 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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