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UC Recognizes Student Researchers United Union of 17K Workers

Emma Taila The Daily Californian
“This is the single biggest new union filing in any industry, definitely this year if not this decade,” said UC Berkeley student researcher Tanzil Chowdhury. “Seventeen thousand new workers just joined the labor movement, which is historic.”

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17,000 University of California Researchers Could Soon Win a Union

Tanzil Chowdhury, SIerra Dodd, Kdan Lee Jacobin
University of California student researchers have announced they have union authorization cards from a super-majority of 17,000 researchers throughout the UC system — one of the largest union drives in recent US history. We spoke to three.

Media Bits and Bytes - March 5, 2019

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Fox's Friend; UC Breaks Ranks; Facebook FUBAR; Backyard Reporting; CNN's Big Score; Antisemitism at Radio Marti; Microsoft Accuses Moscow

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Strikes Win Staffing Protections at University of California

Liz Perlman and Seth Newton Patel Labor Notes
New leadership, a Membership Action Team organizing plan, and a 22 month contract campaign that included two strikes, produce a strong bargaining agreement covering 22,000 hospital and campus workers at the University of California. The new contract offers protections against subcontracting, limits on temporary workers, wage increases, and "strong benefits," among other items.
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