Twenty-two student protesters were arrested on December 3 after staging a two-hour occupation of the central administration offices at the University of California, Berkeley.
UC and the new economic paradigm (Comments Off)
At the heart of America’s recurring problems with poverty, income inequality and race lies a major shift in how our economy is structured. Since 2009, so called “temporary” jobs (also known as “contingent” or “subcontracted” jobs) have grown at nine times the rate of traditional, career employment.
Berkeley: The University of California’s largest employee union—AFSCME Local 3299 today called for a “Speaker’s Boycott” at UC Berkeley for the duration of the spring semester, or until UC Berkeley commits to bring nearly 100 subcontracted campus custodians and parking attendants (employed by UC Contractors Performance First, ABM, and Laz Parking) in-house, and hires them as direct UC employees.