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19 Sep 2020

AFSCME Rallies On Campus 

The transition into the first couple days of classes after a long summer is hard enough — but for UC service workers covered by the American Federation of Service, Care and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3299, this means returning to unprotected jobs they have been…


UAW 2865 Calls for Labor Reform 

About 40 teaching assistants packed into the designated bargaining room in Humanities 1, silently staring down representatives from the UC Office of the President (UCOP). Many bore signs with the slogan “UC For All,” a few teaching assistants (TA) were conducting negotiations — all were…


Chancellor, EVC Attend SUA Meeting 

“The chancellor always looks forward to these meetings and the dialogue that comes from them,” said Scott Hernandez-Jason, spokesperson for the UC Santa Cruz president’s office, in an email the day before Chancellor George Blumenthal met with the Student Union Assembly. After listening to resounding…


Tuned In & Radio Active 

Gerardo “Dr. G” Sandoval, UC Santa Cruz alumnus, former KZSC DJ and current host of radio show Mi Ciudad in Watsonville, describes the first time he heard Spanish alternative music on his housemate’s radio as a slap in the face. “I have to show this….


The Iron is Hot 

UPDATE: AFSCME Local 3299 workers voted with 97 percent in favor to strike early Thursday morning. According to AFSCME 3299 communications director John de los Angeles, the union will provide 10 day’s notice of any work stoppage to the UCOP and have a Patient Protection…