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Thu Jan 22 2009 (Updated 01/23/09) UC Increases Wages to Its Highest Paid Employees While Service Workers Live in Poverty
UC Service Workers Sit-In at Chairman of the Regents Richard Blum's Office On January 16th, 60 University of California (UC) service workers and at least ten UC student supporters from at least five UC campuses stormed the San Francisco offices of UC Board of Regents Chairman Richard Blum at the company he founded, Blum Capital, on Montgomery St. Chanting, singing and posting images and words of impoverished UC service workers on the walls, they occupied Blum's office to ask that he and UC President Mark Yudof "agree to end poverty wages at UC."

With wages as low as $10/hour, 96% of UC service workers are eligible for some form of public assistance, including food stamps, childcare assistance, and housing subsidies. During the course of the past year-and-a-half of negotiations with UC service workers, the UC Board of Regents has approved raises and bonuses for highly-paid UC executives totaling $14.5 million. imc_video.gifRead more and watch video

Previous coverage: UC low-wage workers visit new UC President Yudof's mansion bearing pancakes | 8,500 UC Service Workers Strike for Five Days | imc_video.gifFacing Poverty At UC | FacingPovertyAtUC.org

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