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22 Oct 2020

UC-AFT and UC Contract Expires 

UC Santa Cruz lecturers held a strike at the base of campus in 2003 for a fair contract and increased job security through continuing appointments. Their demands were seen as radical and progressive at the time, but lecturers succeeded in obtaining a contract that set…


Graduate Students Escalate COLA Fight 

Natalya Jackson is a sixth-year graduate student in the math department. She’s scheduled to graduate in the spring, and has a job lined up when she does. But recently, Jackson received a student conduct violation notice for theft of intellectual properties and forgeries for allegedly…


Programmers’ Paradise 

Friday evening witnessed a legion of 450 coders, hackers, programmers, engineers and techies amass into an unkempt column marching through Stevenson College. Equipped with paper bowls filled with pizza in one hand and laptops in the other, teams of experienced and novice tech lovers from…


New Contract for K7 Unit 

After two years of working, bargaining and most recently striking under an expired contract, members from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3299 Skilled Crafts Unit (K7) and the UC Santa Cruz administration reached a new contract on Jan. 21….


Victory for AFSCME Local 3299 

Service workers in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3299 reached a tentative contract agreement with the UC late on Jan. 21 after almost three years without a contract. The new contract includes wage increases, secure benefits, mechanisms to limit…