Pandemic Highlights Job Precarity for Lecturers
The fight for increased job security is nothing new for UC lecturers. About 1,600 lecturers lose their jobs every year. Amid COVID-19, UCOP announced there would be no layoffs through June 30. But unless the UC makes these protections more permanent, lecturers will be left…
UCOP allocates $3 million toward housing
Housing crises are sweeping across all UC campuses, and even on-campus student renters are experiencing effects, as overcrowded dorms are becoming the new standard. In response, at its July meeting the UC Board of Regents approved a one-time housing assistance fund of $27 million. The…
Napolitano: Assessing Tuition Increase ‘Just the Arithmetic’
With the anniversary of UC President Janet Napolitano’s appointment, the UC Office of the President invited student journalists to ask President Napolitano questions regarding her first year as well as her initiatives moving forward.
Student Workers Protest for Quality of Life and Education
As the crowd chanted “UC turn the page, I demand a higher wage,” a group of about 50 protestors hoisted up signs with several indications of their demands for improving the quality of life for teaching assistants and other student workers.
UC Implements Last Offer for Service Employees
The University of California is an institution built for opportunity, not just for students, but for its workers too. However these workers — the custodians, gardeners, food-service workers and facilities maintenance staff — have been working without a contract since February.
Concerns Rise About Napolitano
Students and UC Santa Cruz service workers gathered in protest on Monday, as former U.S. secretary of Homeland Security and newly appointed University of California president Janet Napolitano began her first day on the job.