Thursday, November 15

The UC student-workers union Local 2865 is involved in negotiations for the terms of their new contract. Some members of the union said they think the university has taken too long to provide a wage proposal. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Student-worker union negotiates with UC, demands protections, benefits

Student workers from the University of California demanded the UC implement new anti-discrimination and harassment provisions at a union contract negotiation session Thursday. UAW Local 2865, the UC student-workers union, called for the UC to create procedures that value and protect survivors of sexual assault, as well as extend paid maternity and paternity leave from six weeks to six months. Read more...

Photo: The UC student-workers union Local 2865 is involved in negotiations for the terms of their new contract. Some members of the union said they think the university has taken too long to provide a wage proposal. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

The UC student-workers union Local 2865 is involved in negotiations for the terms of their new contract. Some members of the union said they think the university has taken too long to provide a wage proposal. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA must encourage departments to increase the number of honors courses provided in order to make the Honors Collegium program more accessible. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Ani Gasparyan: Departments should offer more variety in, quantity of honors courses

University honors programs are known for offering rigorous coursework that requires students be fiercely dedicated to applying themselves academically. UCLA’s honors courses, however, aren’t just difficult to complete, they are difficult to get into. Read more...

Photo: UCLA must encourage departments to increase the number of honors courses provided in order to make the Honors Collegium program more accessible. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA must encourage departments to increase the number of honors courses provided in order to make the Honors Collegium program more accessible. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Union workers and students protested what they claimed was a bias towards female employees and employees of color at the University of California. The protest coincided with the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. (Daniel Miller/Daily Bruin)

AFSCME protests, claims UC perpetuates racial, gender hiring bias

The University of California unions and students claimed the UC has widened the gap between its highest and lowest earners and has shown bias against female employees and employees of color at a protest Wednesday. Read more...

Photo: Union workers and students protested what they claimed was a bias towards female employees and employees of color at the University of California. The protest coincided with the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. (Daniel Miller/Daily Bruin)

Union workers and students protested what they claimed was a bias towards female employees and employees of color at the University of California. The protest coincided with the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. (Daniel Miller/Daily Bruin)

The University of California is in negotiations with the California Nurses Association over working conditions and benefits for nurses. To put it bluntly, the UC’s proposed plans get it wrong.(Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Ani Gasparyan: UC’s nursing retirement plan jeopardizes patient, workplace safety

You would expect the nation’s top-tier hospitals to not just be invested in maintaining quality patient care, but also in cultivating a healthy work environment. The University of California’s treatment of its nurses suggests otherwise. Read more...

Photo: The University of California is in negotiations with the California Nurses Association over working conditions and benefits for nurses. To put it bluntly, the UC’s proposed plans get it wrong.(Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

The University of California is in negotiations with the California Nurses Association over working conditions and benefits for nurses. To put it bluntly, the UC’s proposed plans get it wrong.(Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)


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Humanities graduates report high job satisfaction despite lower pay

Arts and humanities graduates are happy with their jobs despite earning less money, according to a study published earlier this month. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which surveyed graduates from 2015, found that although humanities graduates are slightly more likely to be unemployed and earn less than engineering, social science, business and life science graduates, about 87 percent of all workers with a bachelor’s degree in the humanities were satisfied with their jobs. Read more...

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