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Napolitano Can’t Have It Both Ways

On issues of concern to immigrants and our families, UC President Janet Napolitano is guilty of either serial hypocrisy or a troubling pattern of empty political grandstanding....

October 8, 2017

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Students and Service Workers Protest UC Employee Layoffs

Approximately 40 UCSD students and service workers marched in protest to the Chancellor’s complex on Tuesday, October 18 against the recently announced layoffs at the UC Irvine Medical Center. UC Irvine will be laying off 175 workers, 68 of whom are members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees....

October 31, 2016

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UC Berkeley Agrees to Hire Subcontracted Workers After Threats of Boycott

UC Berkeley announced that it would offer employment to nearly 100 workers contracted to work on the campus through private companies on Mar. 18. The decision came after threats of a “speaker’s boycott” from the University of California’s largest labor union — the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 3299 — over the outsourcing of jobs to companies that underpay their workers. ...

March 27, 2016

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UC Labor Union Accuses University of Wage Theft

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 filed its second complaint against the University of California to the state’s Public Employment Relations Board on Feb. 12. In the charge, AFSCME Local 3299, the UC system’s largest labor union, cited the “abject” wage conditions experienced by the UC system’s subcontracted workers....

February 29, 2016

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“Fair Work, Fair Pay Act”: This PR Stunt Doesn’t Help Students

Less than 2 percent of UC employees will be affected by the university’s new minimum wage — 1.6 percent to be exact. And according to the UC Office of the President media representative Kate Moser, 1.6 is a serious, significant number. ...

October 7, 2015

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Nonresident Enrollment Rises at Three UC Campuses

This year’s UCSD freshman class experienced a significant increase in the number of out-of-state and international students, compared to numbers from the previous year, according to data released in June....

September 23, 2015

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State Higher Education Committee Approves UC Salary Cap Bill

Assemblyman Roger Hernandez (D-West Covina) announced that Assembly Bill 837, which would cap the gross salaries of all University of California employees at $500,000, passed out of the state’s Committee on Higher Education on April 8. ...

April 19, 2015

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Report Finds Tuition Hike in Violation of State Law

The UC Board of Regents did not abide by state law when it raised tuition last November, according to a recent report by the California Legislative Analyst Office....

March 30, 2015

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Professors and Students Protest Low Wages

Members of the UCSD community rallied in solidarity with the Nationwide Adjunct Walkout and Day of Action in front of Geisel Library on Feb 25. The rally participants protested for higher pay and better job security for the increasing number of adjuncts — temporary, part-time professors — at colleges....

March 1, 2015

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The Tuition Game

Last week, University of California students received some rare good news from the Office of the President. Despite the UC Board of Regents’ vote to raise tuition by 5 percent over the next five years, President Janet Napolitano has temporarily delayed the increase, which was set to take effect starting during the 2015 summer session....

February 25, 2015

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