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Why are College Presidents Treated Like Wall Street CEO’s? – Beyond Chron


Beyond Chron

Why are College Presidents Treated Like Wall Street CEO's?
Beyond Chron
In late 2011, students joined with UAW 2865 and AFSCME 3299 to highlight this contrast, but while protesters got sympathetic media coverage, the Regents still granted raises to top officials as high as 23%. Bold Tactics Essential It's hard to believe

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Online Comment from Karin Root

As an experienced graduate student and TA (28 classes “taught” so far), I am appalled that UC’s most common response to the union’s proposed and much needed improvements in our employment conditions is to flat out reject them!

Over the years of working as a TA I have increasingly felt exploited by the UC.  

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Online Comment from Micha Rahder

I have worked as a Teaching Assistant for six quarters and Graduate Student Instructor for three courses. Over the years, I have seen firsthand how cuts to the UCSC budget have affected the quality of education and student support, and the painful increases in inequality and inaccessibility that have resulted from moves towards privatizing the UC system.

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Online Comment from Samuel Weeks

Berkeley and Santa Cruz members showed up to the public comment.

How can the UC ensure that its graduate students continue to do path-breaking research? Simple: it can pay them a decent living wage.

Here are three reasons why we are calling for a pay raise:

First, graduate students work very hard to get to where they are,

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Online Comment from Amanda Modell

Gathering for public comment. The revolution will be neon pink.Student-workers and allies take the streets in Oakland. We demand smaller class size.

I am sending you this comment via email because I can’t be in Oakland today.  I have a commitment to our students and faculty to carry out my duties as a teacher during this time.  Had there been more notice of the meeting I could uphold both my obligations as a teacher and my constitutional rights as a worker.

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People’s Public Comment Blog

The People’s Public Comment

On June 6th, the UC Student Workers’ Union held a forum where anyone could come to comment on our contract, which UC is legally-obligated to provide to the public during labor negotiations. After multiple attempts by UC to relocate and reschedule at the last minute to make sure the public comment session was out of the public eye,

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