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|UCB Workers & Students Call Emergency Town Hall Meeting Against The Fee Hikes & Pay Cuts|
|Date||Thursday August 06|
|Time||12:00 PM - 1:00 PM|
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In Front of California Hall
University of California, Berkeley
|Organizer/Author||Student Worker Action Team (SWAT)|
|UCB.SWAT [at] gmail.com|
A new coalition of rank-and-file workers (including service workers, librarians, GSIs, technical workers, and clerical workers) and students is calling a campus-wide emergency Town Hall Meeting this Thursday August 6th, from 12 to 1pm, at UC Berkeley in front of California Hall to discuss and organize against the proposed cuts to classes, possible lay offs, tuition hikes, furloughs, etc.
There will be updates on recent developments both as the Regents solidify their attack and as we mount our resistance. There will also be an open mike for everyone to talk about what's going on and how to organize our fight-back.
We recognize that neither cuts nor tuition hikes have ever saved jobs or quality of education. In fact, the recent history of tuition hikes clearly shows us that each time we accept a new fee increase it paves the way for more in the future. The Regents have consistently raised student tuition year after year in the absence of united student / worker opposition. The same is true of the attacks on workers.
On July 15th, at the board of UC Regents meeting in San Francisco passed the initiative to grant President Yudof "emergency powers". The Regents are intentionally pushing through these measures now, when they hope most students are away for summer, in order to avoid opposition. Enough is enough! The time to fight back is now!
Thursday's Town Hall will provide a critical space to orchestrate the united resistance of workers, community members, and students. We would like to extend an invitation to workers, students, and community members from across the Bay who want to fight to come and share their experiences and give suggestions for how to unify our struggles.
One Struggle! One Fight! Students and Workers Unite!
Student Worker Action Team (SWAT)