Friday, November 24

(Daily Bruin file photo) Graduate students researchers may decide to unionize after Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 201.

New California law allows graduate student researchers to unionize

Graduate student researchers may decide to unionize because of a new law that classifies them as employees of the University of California. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 201 into law earlier this month, which gives GSRs the opportunity to collectively bargain labor issues, such as the pay they receive to conduct research. Read more...

Photo: (Daily Bruin file photo) Graduate students researchers may decide to unionize after Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 201.

(Daily Bruin file photo) Graduate students researchers may decide to unionize after Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 201.

Congressman Ted Lieu, a Democrat representing the district including UCLA, said he is working to prevent the president from being able to unilaterally authorize a nuclear strike. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

West LA congressman sponsors bill lowering presidential military power

The congressman representing the district that includes UCLA said at an event Monday he is working to prevent the president from being able to unilaterally authorize a nuclear strike. Read more...

Photo: Congressman Ted Lieu, a Democrat representing the district including UCLA, said he is working to prevent the president from being able to unilaterally authorize a nuclear strike. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Congressman Ted Lieu, a Democrat representing the district including UCLA, said he is working to prevent the president from being able to unilaterally authorize a nuclear strike. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

University of California President Janet Napolitano will chair the National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

UC to establish new free speech center focused on First Amendment

The University of California announced today it will establish a new free speech center in the UC center in Washington, D.C. The National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement, funded by the UC presidential endowment and private philanthropic efforts, will focus on research and advocacy of First Amendment issues. Read more...

Photo: University of California President Janet Napolitano will chair the National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

University of California President Janet Napolitano will chair the National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Protestors from the Student Labor Advocacy Project of UCLA and UCLA Sanctuary Campus Committee wore face masks with “hire valets” written on them because they believe some valet workers have developed respiratory issues from breathing in fumes while working in the hospital’s basement. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

Student groups mobilize protest in support of hospital valet workers

About 30 students protested in support of valet workers at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Wednesday and marched to an administrator’s office to deliver a letter asking to meet with him. Read more...

Photo: Protestors from the Student Labor Advocacy Project of UCLA and UCLA Sanctuary Campus Committee wore face masks with “hire valets” written on them because they believe some valet workers have developed respiratory issues from breathing in fumes while working in the hospital’s basement. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

Protestors from the Student Labor Advocacy Project of UCLA and UCLA Sanctuary Campus Committee wore face masks with “hire valets” written on them because they believe some valet workers have developed respiratory issues from breathing in fumes while working in the hospital’s basement. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

Owen Li, a senior researcher for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299, said most of the jobs UCLA is offering to current valet workers are part-time jobs and do not offer enough pay enough to live on. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

UCLA student groups advocate for medical center valet workers

UCLA labor- and immigration-justice groups held a town hall meeting Monday night to urge UCLA to create more insourced positions for contract valet workers at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Read more...

Photo: Owen Li, a senior researcher for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299, said most of the jobs UCLA is offering to current valet workers are part-time jobs and do not offer enough pay enough to live on. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

Owen Li, a senior researcher for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299, said most of the jobs UCLA is offering to current valet workers are part-time jobs and do not offer enough pay enough to live on. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)


Last month, the UC Graduate-Professional Coalition voted to withdraw from UCSA. UCLA's Graduate Student Association announced it will remain. (Daily Bruin file photo)

GSA external vice president chooses to keep association in UCSA

The UCLA Graduate Student Association announced last week it will remain part of the University of California Student Association even though graduate student associations at other campuses voted to leave UCSA last month. Read more...

Photo: Last month, the UC Graduate-Professional Coalition voted to withdraw from UCSA. UCLA's Graduate Student Association announced it will remain. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Last month, the UC Graduate-Professional Coalition voted to withdraw from UCSA. UCLA's Graduate Student Association announced it will remain. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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