Monday Memo: news & views about working at UC

For the Week of April 07, 2014

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Thirteen thousand UC patient care technical workers represented by AFSCME have ratified a new four-year contract with a vote of 99% in favor.

On Wednesday and Thursday last week, UAW Local 2865, representing 12,000 graduate student workers at UC, staged a two-day systemwide strike over intimidation of union activists. The strike began with the arrest of 20 strikers and supporters at UC Santa Cruz, who were arrested for picketing at the campus’s west entrance. Two more were arrested the following day.

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The Orange County Register has reported that fewer that 4 in 10 California high school students are completing requirements to make them eligible for UC or CSU. On another front, the Daily Californian reports that the "University of California has teamed up with College Board this week to reach out to [high-performing] low-income high school students ... to increase their chances of being admitted" to UC.

As part of the federal reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, a U.S. Department of Education panel endorsed "a draft of new campus safety rules," reports Inside Higher Ed.

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