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UC Bargaining Committee Hears from Workers, Students, Politicians and Community Members
thirty minutes of audio
An AFSCME worker at UCSC talks about the difficulty of making ends meet and says that workers will do, "whatever it takes" to get a fair contract.
A third year student from UCSC presents 3,634 signatures to the UC Bargining Committee in solidarity with workers at the UC. A senior at UCSC demands respect for the workers at the UC and proclaims that the money is available.
A Head Steward of UAW Local 2865 and a second year graduate student at UCSC speaks on behalf of the Graduate Student Solidarity Network proclaiming that graduate students will not cross any picket lines and that they will return to the bargining room until workers get a fair contract.
An alumna of UCSC and tenured faculty member who teaches about working class and labor issues at UCSC talks about the degrading quality of jobs in the UC System.
An alumni of UCSC, labor organizer with the SEIU and newly elected Santa Cruz City Council member speaks in soldiarty with AFSCME workers.
The Chair of the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors speaks out in support of AFSCME and tells the bargining committee to go back to the UC Regents and demand more money to negotiate the AFSCME contacts.
A custodial worker at UCSC tells the UC Bargining Committee how hard he has to work and that the pay and working conditions are not adequate.
A student at UCSC vows that UC students will rise up to shutdown the entire UC System if a fair contact is not provided to AFSCME workers.