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On Strike

Arrived on UC Campus this week. and the medical workers and janitorial staff are out on strike for higher wages.  While the University is charging higher tuition of the students they are paying it's workers less!  Yeah, the University is proud of the fact they don't discriminate....that's why they did away with minority admissions...........and underpaying the minority help!!  Most of the medical and janitorial staff jobs on campus are held by Chicano and Asian Workers.......40 years after the Third World Strike for Ethnic Studies at UC...........where have we gotten?  Don't get me wrong UC is my alma mata...........but sure do wish things would get straight!!  Normally, I am on Campus only at night........but I was there to get rehired...........??!  Yes, rehired......it seems that if you don't get paid at the University for 3 months they terminate you assuming you no longer work there.  Well, the UC Martial Arts department only pays me at the end of 4 months..........when the semester ends.....so not only did they terminate me....I don't even get paid!!  So went to see the accounting staff to get this straightened out............before this last semester, we were just part of Sport Rec......but as UCMAP tries to transition to a full University Department, we have to follow the rules. Yuck!!  So I'll see how long it is before I get this figured and out and actually see some money......could use it as gas ain't cheap!

Bancroft Way in front of the UC Campus has been the site for protest since the 50's including the Free Speech Movement, Third World Strike, Anti Vietnam War Movement, People's Park, Cambodian War Protest.........and many more.  Today, it's the medical and janitorial staff asking for higher wages. ON Strike!

Ah well it's getting late and I gotta finish up emailing judges for InMat still, so cya all............and if you got time, drop by the strike lines and support the workers of UC!!  Hehe.......bye!

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