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March 20, 2015
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Petition to protect UC healthcare options – sent 4/7/15

Update: The healthcare petition was sent to President Napolitano on April 7, 2015. It generated 2,611 signatures, the vast majority senate faculty. Berkeley had by far the largest contingent of signatures. We hear that the plans have been postponed, perhaps indefinitely. … Continue reading

February 26, 2015
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Continuing deterioration of compensation and benefits

A year ago Colleen Lye and James Vernon, co-chairs of the Berkeley Faculty Association, drew the attention of faculty across the ten campuses of the University of California to the continuing degradation of their pensions, benefits and salaries. Faculty were, … Continue reading

January 23, 2015
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On-line petition to President Napolitano regarding health insurance- January 2015

There have been many recent changes to UC Health Care, including the removal of UC retirees from UC health plans if they move out of California, reduction of UC contributions to retiree health care from 100% to 70%, and the … Continue reading

October 23, 2014
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After the Freeze: UC Privatization Since 2012

At one of the first walkout planning meetings I attended that fall, people were talking about something called the “Meister report,” which I later learned was named after its author, UC Santa Cruz Professor Bob Meister. The Report talked about how UC administrators were able to take out low-interest construction bonds because they essentially pledged to Moody’s and other rating agencies that they would raise student tuition if necessary to pay back the bonds. Continue reading

October 13, 2014
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Free Speech and Free UC, a paper presented by Chris Newfield

Members of the FSM had to fight for free speech on campus, as we still must. But they did not have to fight for a free university. They already had one. They succeeded at winning specific free speech protections. The free university, they took for granted. Continue reading