Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Other Things That Are Happening While UC Regents Meet



UC Berkeley students demand professor’s suspension
Includes:
The next day, 74 students and three alumni from City and Regional Planning sent a petition to campus Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, the Academic Senate’s tenure committee, and other campus leaders demanding that they consider the most severe punishment available, tenure revocation. They also demanded that the campus leaders apologize to any victims and do a better job protecting students...Those who signed the petition are refusing to attend AlSayyad’s classes and are asking for another way to finish the semester’s work. They are planning protests Tuesday and Thursday outside Wurster Hall."

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/UC-Berkeley-students-demand-professor-s-10614425.php

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" a union representing nearly 600 skilled-trades workers at UCLA have voted to strike this month, but university officials say no service disruptions are anticipated.  
Officials with Teamsters Local 2010, which represents electricians, plumbers, carpenters, service engineers, elevator mechanics and others at UCLA and UC San Diego, are advising the public to avoid the Westwood campus on Nov. 16 and reschedule nonessential medical appointments that day.
About 200 skilled-trades workers at UC San Diego plan to strike the next day."
http://www.latimes.com/local/education/higher-ed/la-me-ln-ucla-strike-20161104-story.html
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PRESS CONFERENCE:" A number of University of California San Francisco tech workers filed age, national origin, sex, and race discrimination complaints with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing today, based on layoffs and allege illegal outsourcing of UC jobs impacting about 80 workers who have begun training their foreign replacements.

This layoff is of major national significance which has already received the attention of the media and Congress. A rally to protest the layoff and outsourcing will be held at Mariposa Park in San Francisco at noon on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

The DFEH discrimination complaints are the first legal action taken by any of the UCSF employees.

Our clients will be present at the press conference on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. held at" , see the press release details here:
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/university-of-california-employees-allege-illegal-outsourcing-of-jobs-to-india-forced-to-train-their-replacements-300362585.html

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The UC Regents will be meeting while the above takes place:

http://www.dailycal.org/2016/11/14/uc-regents-vote-financial-sustainability-plan-discuss-potential-tuition-increases/

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/11/14/cal-state-uc-considering-tuition-hikes-for-2017-18-academic-year/

And their governance committee will have an agenda item on the creation of policy on UC Regents and sex harrassment, etc-in response to that Pattiz matter  -believe that item is G5(?)

And there is this new post:

http://utotherescue.blogspot.com/2016/11/higher-ed-policy-after-election.html

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