We are fighting for a UC that centers workers in its mission to deliver world class education and research.
We are fighting for a UC where first-generation scholars do not have to go into extreme debt so that highly-paid administrators can live in publicly-funded mansions. We are fighing for a UC in which workers are free from harassment and discrimination and earn enough money to live without excessive rent burden. We are fighting for a UC in which parents can raise their families without working second jobs, and everyone has access to sustainable and affordable transportation options. In short, we are fighting for a UC that works for its students and workers.
Martina De Majo wrote about the bullying and abusive conduct she experienced during her first Postdoc at UCSF in the The Daily Californian. Her story is not unique, which is the reason that we are fighting to stop bullying and harassment and secure effective, enforceable and binding protections in our contracts.