Audit of UC medical facilities shows error of AFSCME’s claims

Next week, members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 will vote to authorize their third strike in nine months at University of California medical centers, where union leaders claim staffing levels are so low that patient lives are endangered and the quality of care
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Service workers as second-class citizens

Urban Animal

For all its daring, colossal beauty, professor Alexander Coward’s recent widely circulated email made a poor comparison that struck me. The more I think about it, the more it bothers me. Coward wrote a letter to the freshmen in his Math 1A class who were scared about the upcoming strike.
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Reigning in golden handshakes at UC

While Americans don’t seem to agree on much these days, there has been a growing public consensus on the issue of reforming public employee pensions. Virtually no one thinks “public servants” should be receiving taxpayer-subsidized payouts as large as $300,000 per year for life when they are no longer working.
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Improving quality and accessibility of education

UC student-workers union continues the fight for public education

In recent years, much has changed in the learning and living conditions of students and workers at the University of California. Since 2008, undergraduate students’ annual tuition rates have risen more than $4,000, housing and health costs have spiked, campus workers have faced layoffs and cuts to their pension plans
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