Union members allege coercion by UC as strike vote looms

As the threat of a strike loomed on the horizon, the University of California and the union representing its patient-care and service workers entered their last scheduled day of bargaining Friday prior to a strike authorization vote planned for Tuesday.
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(Credit from top left: Tony Zhou/File, Kelly Fang/File, Carlos Caceres/File, Sureya Melkonian/File, J. Hannah  Lee/File, Jan Flatley-Feldman/File)

2013: A year in review

Feb. 12: Berkeley resident Kayla Moore dies in police custody Berkeley resident Kayla Moore died in police custody the night of Feb. 12 after officers responded to a disturbance call in the area of her apartment. Moore’s death elicited significant community response surrounding allegations of police misconduct and a lack
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Shared strike responsibility

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: While the UC service workers union makes startling allegations about managerial misconduct, the strike had its own issues.

Much like middle-class jobs, affordable college tuition and Polaroid pictures, seeing a workers’ strike often feels like a relic of days past. Perhaps this is why when our campus’s graduate students took to the picket line Wednesday to stand with the university’s striking service workers, much of the student body
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Reflecting on a Coward’s brave email

Tales of Two Cities

I was studying on one of Dwinelle’s uncomfortable benches on Wednesday when I heard a faded song from afar get louder and louder. Then Dwinelle’s doors were flung open, bringing in the soft sound of the pouring rain mingled with the protesters’ song, their own version of “This Land Is
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