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The UC needs to work with its workers to provide basic resources

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: The UC system must show that it values its most fundamental workers

The UC’s failure to act has led to U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, backing out of speaking at UC Berkeley’s 2018 commencement ceremony. Although this news disappointed many graduating seniors, it has rightly elevated the urgency of this issue.
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UC workers deserve equity and graduates deserve a school that provides it

I cannot proudly and comfortably walk across a stage to accept my diploma knowing that I attend a university that does not respect its workers.

On Monday, the UC’s largest employee union — the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299, or AFSCME Local 3299 — went on strike to protest a forced contract and to demand fair and equitable wages for women and people of color employed by the university and students all across the UC.
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