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Prospective Students of Color Visit UCSC and Demand a Fair Contract for Workers
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Sunday Apr 27th, 2008 11:59 PM
On April 11th, hundreds of prospective and current UC Santa Cruz students demonstrated their solidarity with UC workers by demanding that UC settles a fair contract for service and patient care workers. According to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3299, the labor union representing the workers, a fair contract means moving away from poverty wages, secure healthcare and pension benefits for families, and a $15 minimum wage just to survive.
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The incoming students were on campus as part of a three day Student-Initiated Outreach (SIO) weekend with events taking place on campus April 10 - 12. The program was created by UCSC students in order to introduce interested admitted students to the campus. The Student and Worker Coalition for Justice (SWCJ) initiated the incoming students with the student-labor solidarity movement at UC Santa Cruz and throughout the UC system.

ORALE, which stands for Oportunidades Rumbo A La Educacion, is a program presented by Movimiento Estudianti Chicano/a de Aztlan (MEChA) in support of the Chican@ Latin@ community at UC Santa Cruz. ORALE is a 3-day program that focuses on the Chican@ Latin@ experience at UC Santa Cruz. The program consists of workshops that educate the students about important aspects of college life, such as student resources, financial aid, academic support, EOP (Educational Opportunity Programs), etc.

Engaging Education (e²) is a Student-Initiated Outreach and Retention Center at UCSC.

Other AFSCME Demonstrations at UCSC in the 2007 - 2008 school year:
§They Watch You
by ~Bradley Sunday Apr 27th, 2008 11:59 PM
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§Picket
by ~Bradley Sunday Apr 27th, 2008 11:59 PM
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§Oportunidades Rumbo A La Educacion (ORALE)
by ~Bradley Sunday Apr 27th, 2008 11:59 PM
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Con Raices Firmes Cosechamos La Solidaridad
With Firm Roots We Harvest Solidarity
§UC Priorities and Our Priorities
by ~Bradley Sunday Apr 27th, 2008 11:59 PM
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§Taking Back UC: For Patients, Students and Our Families!
by ~Bradley Sunday Apr 27th, 2008 11:59 PM
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AFSCME Local 3299
http://afscme3299.org
§Workers
by ~Bradley Sunday Apr 27th, 2008 11:59 PM
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§Ahora
by ~Bradley Sunday Apr 27th, 2008 11:59 PM
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§Mike Rotkin
by ~Bradley Sunday Apr 27th, 2008 11:59 PM
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Mike Rotkin is a professor of community studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, long-term city council member and former mayor of Santa Cruz, California.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Rotkin

Some Say MIKE ROTKIN Fucking Hates The Homeless ...but does he secretly want to live in the park?
http://santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display/18039/index.php

Mike R's Anti-Campaign
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/11/05/18326773.php
§UAW
by ~Bradley Sunday Apr 27th, 2008 11:59 PM
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Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant Solidarity
§Nico, AFSCME Negotiator
by ~Bradley Sunday Apr 27th, 2008 11:59 PM
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§David
by ~Bradley Sunday Apr 27th, 2008 11:59 PM
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Stop Corporate Greed
Jobs With Justice
§ASF, DHE and ORALE Fist with Heart Peoples
by ~Bradley Sunday Apr 27th, 2008 11:59 PM
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A Step Foward (ASF):
The Filipino Student Association's (FSA) A Step Foward program brings already-admitted high school and transfer students to UC Santa Cruz for 3 days, immersing them in the college experience. Workshops, mentorship, and networking opportunities allow the participants to discover that the Filipino Student Association and the University are able to assist in their success as undergraduate students.

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Destination Higher Education (DHE):
The African/Black Student Alliance's (A/BSA) program, Destination Higher Education, includes personal, social and academic workshops that focus on the Black experience at UCSC. This is a 3-day program that introduces students to African-American student life on campus and gives admitted students an opportunity to meet with the African/Black community at UCSC.
§Prospective Students Demand Justice!!
by ~Bradley Sunday Apr 27th, 2008 11:59 PM
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§Letters to UC
by ~Bradley Sunday Apr 27th, 2008 11:59 PM
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§Alma Stacks Up the Letters
by ~Bradley Sunday Apr 27th, 2008 11:59 PM
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Alma Sifuentes is the Associate Vice Chancellor / Dean of Students at UCSC.
§Raised Fists!
by ~Bradley Sunday Apr 27th, 2008 11:59 PM
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§Family Smiles
by ~Bradley Sunday Apr 27th, 2008 11:59 PM
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Some Say MIKE ROTKIN Fucking Hates The Homeless ...but does he secretly want to live in the park?Cody - The Project (28 Jun 2005)Tuesday Aug 11th, 2009 4:21 PM
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