UC system suspends glyphosate herbicide use in light of student campaign

UC Berkeley alumna and former Cal beach volleyball player Mackenzie Feldman and her former teammate and campus junior Bridget Gustafson spoke out against the use of glyphosate-based herbicides on campus in fall 2017. Almost two years later, on May 14, UC President Janet Napolitano issued a temporary suspension, with several exceptions, on the use of glyphosate-based herbicides at all UC locations because of health concerns and ecological hazards.
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UC employee union files unfair labor charges against university

The UC system’s largest employee union — American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, Local 3299 — filed three separate Unfair Labor Practice charges in late April alleging that the UC is taking part in negotiations to replace its employees with low-wage workers contracted by outsourcing companies.
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