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Strike @ UC Berkeley: No Business As Usual
by UC Solidarity.org
Thursday Nov 12th, 2009 11:39 AM
UC unions and students will be striking and mobilizing on March 17,18&19
STRIKE @ UC BERKELEY: NO BUSINESS AS USUAL!

Juan Garcia
Date: Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 10:30 AM
Subject: STRIKE @ UC BERKELEY November 18,19, and 20: Walkout, Reclaim and


STRIKE @ UC BERKELEY: NO BUSINESS AS USUAL!


At their November 17-19 meeting, the UC Regents will be voting on an additional 32% student fee increase. These proposed fees have already been pledged as collateral for $1.35 billion worth of new construction bonds despite an “extreme fiscal emergency.” The Regents will also vote to lay off nearly 2,000 more workers, continue with furlough plans, and cut classes and critical student services. The executive administration wants to convince us that their hands are tied by Sacramento, but we know the real crisis is one of priorities. During these days The University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE) will be striking, the Coalition of University Employees (CUE) will be striking and we will be converging on UCLA and at UC Berkeley to confront the Regents and fight their austerity measures.

WALKOUT on Wednesday, November 18
UPTE pickets beginning at 5am
Noon: Mass Rally on Sproul followed by a sendoff to those traveling to LA and
MARCH ending with a Strike Meeting: What's Next?

RECLAIM on Thursday, November 19
UPTE pickets beginning at 5am
Noon: Mass Rally at California Hall
4pm, Lower Sproul Second Strike Meeting: What's Next?

ESCALATE on Friday, November 20
If the Regents increase our fees, lay us off and cut our
pay, we will have no choice but to escalate our actions.
Noon: Gather at California Hall
*Tent City throughout the strike in solidarity with UCLA. Bring a pilow !*
**Schedule of Events forthcoming:Have your band play, play sports, put on a workshop, read your poetry, project a movie on the wall, do a fashion show, dj a set, whatever! **

Whose University? Our University!
Sign the call @ ucstrike.com. More info at ucsolidarity.org


The strike is endorsed and supported by UPTE Local 1, CUE Local #3, Solidarity Alliance , Graduate Student Organizing Committee, Graduate Assembly, CalSERVE, Bridges Multicultural, Student Worker Action Team (SWAT), Berkeley Law Organizing Committee, UC Berkeley General Assembly, & Oct 24th Statewide Mobilizing Conference.

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Juan Garcia