27 October 2009

Student coalition calls for system-wide strike

A student coalition is calling for a system-wide strike to be held Nov.18-20, concomitantly with the Regents' meeting where the proposed fee increases for next year will be considered.

The students demand:
  • that the Regents vote no on the proposed fee increases.
  • that the UC stop cuts and layoffs, and end its aggressive union-busting tactics.
  • transparency of the UC budget, including complete figures on how much of the additional revenue from fees will be diverted for construction and used as bond collateral.
  • that the Regents expand enrollment of underrepresented groups and ensure equal access to education for all.
  • an explanation for the failure of the UC leadership to make an effective case for public higher education.
These seem all pretty much on track to me.

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