UC reaches wages, benefits agreement with employee union

After more than three years of negotiations, the University of California reached a five-year agreement Monday on wages and benefits for more than 12,500 university clerical staff, a deal which will be effective through November 2016. Under the new contract between the university and the Coalition of University Employees —
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UC budget slashed by $100 million

Gov. Jerry Brown slashed the University of California’s budget by $100 million Tuesday, bringing the total budget reductions for the system to $750 million for the current fiscal year. Since state revenues fell more than $2.2 billion short of projections, Brown was forced to initiate “trigger cuts” to education and
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Report recommends reforming Cal Grant distribution

The allocation of Cal Grants could become the responsibility of individual college campuses through new legislation recommended by the nonpartisan state Legislative Analyst’s Office, the office announced in a report released Monday. The recommendation, which aims to “streamline” financial aid, would shift the duty of distributing the grants to the
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Brown to file initiative to raise funds for education

Gov. Jerry Brown plans to bypass the state legislature by filing an initiative with the state Attorney General’s office that would generate nearly $7 billion in dedicated funding for public safety and education. In an open letter to the people of California Monday, Brown announced a proposal that would require
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DREAM Act could cost more than previously estimated, according to report

A new report released by California’s bipartisan financial analyst predicts that the state DREAM Act will cost about $25 million more than previously estimated and could decrease the funding available for resident students currently seeking aid. The state Legislative Analyst’s Office report released Wednesday states that resident students seeking state
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UC Board of Regents’ meeting disrupted by protests

SAN FRANCISCO — The UC Board of Regents’ meeting — held via teleconference at four campuses — came to a halt Monday morning when demonstrators overwhelmed board members by holding their own meetings in solidarity with the Occupy movement. Just as board members were beginning the open session of their
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Gov. Brown requests review of police use of force guidelines

Spurred by graphic images from recent police uses of force at UC campuses, Gov. Jerry Brown has requested that state police officers review their policies for using force and make changes to their guidelines accordingly. In a Monday letter to the state Commission on Police Officer Standards and Training, Brown wrote
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