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Letter to Chancellor Christ on Air Quality

“We are disappointed by the University of California, Berkeley administration’s insufficient response to these public health risks…Moving forward, as students at the University of California, we suggest that the administration and academic senate adopts campus-wide standards for air quality and outlines a clear plan of action should another public health emergency arise.”

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Letter in Opposition to Proposed Title IX Changes

As representatives on behalf of both the Associated Students of the University of California, representing the nearly 42,000 students of UC Berkeley, and the University of California Systemwide Title IX Advisory Board, representing  nearly 238,000 students across the UC system, we are writing to express strong opposition to the Department of Education’s proposed changes to the rules surrounding campus sexual assault and misconduct under Title IX, as reported by the New York Times.

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Letter in Support of AFSCME 3299

AFSCME 3299 has been in negotiations with the UC for over 20 months, and the UC’s current proposal includes wage increases that don’t keep up with inflation, cuts to healthcare and retirement benefits, and continued exploitation of contracted and student labor. Furthermore, the UC continues to ignore data that shows its role in perpetuating inequality. A recent report based on UC’s own employment data shows that the UC still contributes to gross inequality along the lines of race and gender – with Black and Latino workers making on average 20 and 21% less, respectively than their white counterparts.

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