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January 24, 2017
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The $48 fix: Reclaiming California’s MASTER PLAN for Higher Education

On Thursday, January 26, 2017, the UC Regents will consider and likely approve their budget for the University of California for 2017-2018. Like the Governor’s budget, to which it is closely tied, the budget perpetuates decades of failed privatization and … Continue reading

October 3, 2015
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We ask Governor Brown to sign SB-376

Dear Governor Brown, As faculty of the University of California, we are writing to urge you to sign bill SB-376, requiring the University of California compensate its subcontracted workers at the same level as those who are hired directly, that … Continue reading

June 4, 2015
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Faculty Association Analysis of the UC Budget

The Council of University of California Faculty Associations (CUCFA) has released the following statement to help inform faculty about the terms and consequences of the revised budget. The May Revise As the Legislature and Governor enter the end game for … Continue reading

November 16, 2014
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Who will pay for the University of California?

If the UC is to continue to provide Californians access to a world-class education and bring prosperity to the state by helping make it a center of global innovation, we have to reinvest in it. Does Brown want to be … Continue reading

November 13, 2014
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Council of UC Faculty Association statement on UC’s planned tuition increases

Below please find a letter that The Council of UC Faculty Associations (CUCFA), the systemwide organization of which the Berkeley Faculty Association is a member, sent today to President Napolitano and the UC Regents regarding their recent proposal to raise tuition … 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