Week of June 4, 2018
Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 5, is California’s primary election – take the time to get out there and vote, or return your mail ballot. Find polling locations and ballot drops here. Remember, most UPTE-represented employees get time off work to vote if needed.
Meanwhile, a Supreme Court decision in the corporate-backed Janus case is expected soon, and could have far-reaching effects on unions by overturning decades of precedent supporting fair share fees in California and 21 other states, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.
The best defense: reaffirm your support for UPTE now, and ask your coworkers to join you.
The Daily Bruin reports that California legislators have announced a state constitutional amendment to restrict the authority of UC’s president, and restrict non-faculty salaries to no more than $200,000, which would mainly affect executives.
Public higher education in California may be in for a modest boost in funding via the state legislature, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Compelling new evidence that unions keep inequality in check, via the Nation.
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