Some graduating Bruins seeking employment are concerned about economic uncertainty and drastic changes in the labor market.
Despite a year of interest rate hikes and numerous layoffs in certain job sectors, the unemployment rate in April was 3.4%, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report.
Dozens of UC employees gathered outside a UC Board of Regents meeting at Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center to call for higher wages.
The rally, put on by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 – which represents more than 30,000 UC service workers and skilled craft workers – called for minimum wages of $25 per hour, said Frank Valdez, the strategic communications director for AFSCME Local 3299.
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