In September, the UC Regents voted and approved to hand down chancellor pay raises to four of the UCs, including our own beloved Howard Gilman. The UC Regents stated the pay-raises were instated to keep the UC system salaries competitive across the spectrum of public education.
When we hear about exploited workers, we often think of people working in other countries for pennies a day, in sweatshop conditions.
Closer to home, we often think of private companies such as McDonald’s and Wal-Mart racing to shift as many of their labor costs onto the backs of taxpayers as possible – forcing full-time employees to work three jobs and rely on government assistance just to get by, while blocking an increase to the federal minimum wage in Congress.
UC Workers and Students: UC System Seeking “Bailout,” Squandering Tens of Millions of Dollars Annually (0)
San Francisco: UC’s largest employee union—AFSCME 3299—together with current and former UC student leaders called for the UC Regents to postpone their scheduled vote on a 25% tuition hike Wednesday until UC complies with a new state law (AB 94) requiring disclosure of expenditures and enacts structural reforms to address skyrocketing executive compensation and staffing practices that are costing the system tens of millions of dollars annually.