Over 2,000 academic researchers at the University of California signed a petition urging the UC to stop stalling negotiations, according to a press release.
Academic Researchers United/United Auto Workers Local 5810, the union representing over 4,000 UC academic researchers, has been bargaining with the UC since May for its first-ever contract.
The California Digital Library launched a new project this month to support open-access publishing.
Arcadia, a charitable fund started by philanthropists Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, is funding the Next Generation Library Publishing project with a $2.2 million grant.
This post was updated Sept. 2 at 11:18 p.m.
About 30 University of California faculty members suspended their editorial services for Elsevier’s journals starting Aug. 7 to protest the publisher’s alleged lack of productive negotiations with the UC.
A California assembly bill, if passed, would expand the Cal Grant system to cover nontuition expenses, increase access and create a Summer Cal Grant program.
Assembly Bill 1314 would phase in reforms to the Cal Grant programs to further expand and simplify them.
UCLA and the Los Angeles Unified School District will offer legal representation and advice to undocumented individuals through a new immigration law clinic at public schools in Koreatown.
University of California academic researchers requested support for immigrants, family friendly policies, greater salaries and discrimination protections during its first negotiations with the UC on Tuesday.
A University of California labor union filed charges against the UC alleging the University is illegally outsourcing jobs.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299, the UC’s largest employee union, filed three unfair labor practice charges with the California Public Employment Relations Board on April 23 and 29 claiming the UC illegally sought out and entered into agreements with private contractors.
Animal rights activists protested a proposed state bill and UCLA’s use of animals in medical experiments Friday.
About 40 people walked from Westwood to UCLA, before heading to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, to protest animal experimentation as well as Assembly Bill 700.
The University of California approved a union for academic researchers under mounting pressure from federal and state legislators.
After the UC officially recognized the union April 1, the Public Employment Relations Board certified the union, said UC Office of the President spokesperson Sarah McBride.
University of California librarians ended yearlong negotiations with the UC Office of the President late March after gaining salary increases and academic freedom.
University Council-American Federation of Teachers Unit 17, a union representing more than 350 librarians at the UC, reached a tentative agreement with UCOP on March 25.
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