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Student workers deserve more complete picture of union benefits

As current and former Graduate Student Researchers (GSRs) at UC Berkeley, we are replying to a recent campuswide email from the UC administration regarding GSR unionization. Sent by Graduate Division Dean Fiona Doyle on Oct. 23, with the subject “Message Regarding Union Representation for Graduate Student Researchers,” the message responded
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A generation politically dissatisfied

Something big happened this week that you may have missed if you watch only MSNBC and listen to NPR. The Harvard Institute of Politics released a study showing that millennials are abandoning President Barack Obama and his signature piece of legislation, Obamacare, in startling numbers. It reported that a plurality
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Taking President Obama at his word

The Political Circus

In his campaign to pass Obamacare, President Obama outlined his ideas for health care reform, promising, among other things, that “if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan,
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Expanding coverage for all

Since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, was signed into law March 23, 2010, the American public has endured a nearly endless and often vicious debate at every level of society. Even after the law was debated in Congress, signed into law by the president
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Abandon SHIP

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: Following the recommendation of student leaders, UC Berk eley should withdraw from the UC Student Health Insurance Plan.

In theory, the UC Student Health Insurance Plan’s benefits should outweigh its costs. But in practice, they don’t. For this reason, UC Berkeley should withdraw from the systemwide plan and revert to managing its own health coverage for its own students. SHIP was supposed to unite all UC campuses under
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