Saturday, March 28

UCLA hosts panel discussing Rohingya crisis in Myanmar

UCLA experts in human rights and mass violence drew parallels between the ethnic cleansing currently occurring in Myanmar with past events, such as the Holocaust, at an event Wednesday. Read more...

Photo: A panel of law and sociology professors talked about the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people in Myanmar during an event Wednesday. (Quanzhao “Ari” He/Daily Bruin)


Employee union unable to reach contract agreements with UC

This post was updated April 25 at 2:53 p.m. The University of California’s largest employee union claimed Tuesday that the University is taking advantage of low-wage workers by increasing their retirement age and healthcare premiums for the rest of the fiscal year. Read more...

Photo: The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 reached an impasse with the University of California over its contract negotiations, leading the University to set benefits for the rest of the fiscal year. (Daniel Miller/Daily Bruin)


Labor and workplace studies class hosts forum on issues immigrants face

National and local elected officials led about 300 people in chants of “Student power,” “This is what democracy looks like,” and “We are light, learners, leaders,” at UCLA’s Northwest Campus Auditorium on Monday evening. Read more...

Photo: Gilbert Cedillo, a city councilmember who helped write the California Dream Act, said he thinks the immigrant community should help Democrats gain a majority in Congress in 2018. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)



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...



Largest UC employees union protests at campuses across state

The University of California’s largest employee union organized protests on all UC campuses Thursday calling for higher wages and a safer working environment, as well as to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the deaths of two union workers. Read more...

Photo: Hundreds of workers attended protests on all UC campuses Thursday, organized by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees 3299, the UC’s largest employee union. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)



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