In a bid to boost revenue, the system five years ago began to aggressively recruit students from other parts of the country and from around the world. The significantly higher fees those students paid brought in about $400 million extra last year. But the effort stirred a backlash from California parents, who suspected that their children’s admissions chances were being hurt.
When the University of California’s largest union and its administrators settled a two year contract dispute this spring, each side pledged to work with the other in promoting shared principles like urging state legislators to re-invest in higher education.
This is not a new concept. The campaign to pass Prop. 30 back in 2012, for example, would not have been possible without this kind of cooperation.
San Francisco: UC Hastings College of the Law’s largest employee union—AFSCME 3299—will picket and rally with local elected leaders on September 23rd at noon, after fifteen months of negotiations with college administrators have failed to produce a contract agreement.