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Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

CUCFA President Bob Meister on KQED Forum July 17

Meister writes:
UC is using the language of "emergency"not to impose furloughs but to avoid supervision. It has no plan to use its privately funded activities (whether self-sufficient or not) to help fund the educational mission for which the state is unable or unwilling to pay. This is bad, but so is UC’s refusal to puts its non-education/research activities on the line to support the educational mission. Privatization could be a plan to support UC’s private as standalone, but not to replace state funding for UC’s educational reason for being.

In an emergency there is no excuse for squeezing conctractual minimal pay—janitiors, groundskeepers) and leaving the pay system in the medical centers intact. Not if the underlying enterprise (perhaps UC itself) is broke (Cf. AIG)
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Lisa Hajjar said...

Leland Yee is delusional and, on the matter of how "great" it would be to give the legislature more direct control over the UC. That's crazy talk.

Anonymous said...

Dozens of union members, home-care workers and their supporters gathered Friday near Schwarzenegger's estate to ridicule his proposed spending cuts, chanting "shame on you" and "no budget, no peace."

Dozens of armed police watched over the crowd and guarded the private road leading to the home.

At one point, two disabled women in motorized wheelchairs began moving up the road, while leading the crowd in the civil rights anthem "We Shall Overcome." Police blocked them; they were ticketed for trespassing but not taken into custody.

"The criminal is in Sacramento. His name is Arnold," Lillibeth Navarro, one of the women, shouted as police surrounded her.


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