The Bushmaster connection

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: The university is right to seek distance from the manufacturer of the gun used in the Newtown, Conn., massacre last month.

In a prudent move, Cerberus Capital Management is seeking to sever its financial ties with the manufacturer of the assault weapon used in the Newtown, Conn., massacre. It’s a necessary decision, considering that the private equity firm’s clientele includes public institutions such as the University of California. It is imperative
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UC Board of Regents meeting begins with discussion on health care

The UC Board of Regents’ Committee on Health Services discussed on Tuesday the ongoing issue of how the university aims to decrease the cost of services while increasing the quality of patient care. On the first day of the board’s three-day meeting at UC San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus, the
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Livermore Lab retirees submit appeal in lawsuit against UC

After initial losses in the courts earlier this year, a group of University of California retirees at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory submitted an appeal to the California First District Court of Appeal on Feb. 27, seeking to prove that health coverage benefits they were promised were unfairly altered. The retirees
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UC reaches new pension, health care agreement with union

The University of California announced Monday that it finalized an agreement with a union representing research and technical employees in which both the university and the union will increase contributions to the university’s underfunded pension plan. Under the agreement, members of the University Professional and Technical Employees union will contribute 3.5 percent
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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 reaches tentative agreement with lecturers’, librarians’ union

The University of California announced Tuesday that it has reached two tentative agreements with the American Federation of Teachers union to provide various benefits and increases for the university’s more than 350 librarians and 3,000 lecturers. Under the tentative agreement for lecturers, a number of conditions will go into effect,
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