Sunday, September 25

UC academic student workers demand housing support, equitable job opportunities

University of California academic student workers are currently bargaining with the UC, demanding measures that address the housing crisis and make job opportunities more equitable. United Auto Workers Local 2865, a union that represents UC tutors, readers, graduate student instructors and teaching assistants, was able to secure promises for improved timeliness in posting jobs, transparency in evaluation of workers and maintenance of a safe and clean workspace for academic student workers, according to the union’s website. Read more...

Photo: United Auto Workers Local 2865 members protest for job equity. The union represents tutors, readers, graduate student instructors and teaching assistants from the University of California. (Joseph Jimenez/Daily Bruin)


UC Board of Regents to pay $374 million in settlement against James Heaps

This post was updated May 25 at 10:49 p.m. The University of California Board of Regents agreed to a settlement of more than $370 million with hundreds of plaintiffs in sexual assault and misconduct civil lawsuits against former UCLA OB-GYN James Heaps. Read more...

Photo: Former UCLA OB-GYN James Heaps (center) sits in court for a criminal proceeding April 22 regarding felony counts of sexual assault. The University of California Board of Regents recently agreed to settle with hundreds of plaintiffs in civil lawsuits for $374.4 million. (David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)


Teamsters Local 2010 rallies for UC to improve wages, working conditions

This post was updated May 22 at 10:24 p.m. Dozens of protesters gathered outside the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center to protest unfair wages and unsafe working conditions Thursday afternoon.  About 100 workers from Teamsters Local 2010, a union that represents approximately 15,000 University of California and California State University skilled workers, marched outside the Luskin Conference Center to demand wage increases starting at 11 a.m. Read more...

Photo: Teamsters Local 2010 members protest outside the Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center during the University of California Board of Regents meeting. The union is demanding fair wages and better working conditions at UC and California State University campuses. (Megan Cai/Daily Bruin)


Protesters outside UC Regents meeting call for weapons manufacturer divestment

This post was updated May 19 at 1:51 p.m. A University of California coalition rallied outside the UC Board of Regents meeting Tuesday to call for divestment from companies involved with weapons manufacturing.  UC Divest, a coalition of organizations committed to ideas such as anti-imperialism, anti-colonialism and anti-war, began protesting at 8:30 a.m. Read more...

Photo: Protesters rallied outside of the Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center on Tuesday. The University of California Divest coalition called upon the UC to divest from companies involved with weapons manufacturing. (Victoria Li/Daily Bruin senior staff)


UC community speaks on implications of AAPI label for Pacific Islander communities

This post was updated May 17 at 8:23 p.m. The broadness of the Asian American and Pacific Islander label conceals the unique struggles and needs of students navigating higher education – including those in the University of California system – students and faculty said. Read more...

Photo: Royce Hall, one of the central buildings of UCLA’s campus, is pictured. Students and faculty brought up their frustrations with the lack of emphasis on Pacific Islander communities’ separate education needs. (Sakshi Joglekar/Assistant Photo editor)


The state of the UC

The University of California has ambitious goals to reshape the state of UC campuses. In the coming years, twice the number of students could be walking on campuses that get most of their energy from electricity rather than fossil fuels. Read more...

Photo: (Isabella Lee/Daily Bruin staff)


UCLA research report examines effects of LA’s homeless encampment sweep

Following a homeless encampment sweep, around 9% of those removed have since been housed, according to a UCLA research report. In March 2021, LAPD officers forcibly displaced nearly 200 people at Echo Park Lake, sparking protests in the area. Read more...

Photo: LAPD conducted a sweep of nearly 200 individuals experiencing homelessness at Echo Park (pictured) in Downtown Los Angeles in March 2021. According to a UCLA research report, around 9% of individuals removed have since been housed following this encampment sweep. (Creative Commons photo by Will Beback via Wikimedia Commons)



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