Posted by on January 31, 2023 7:46 pm
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University of California Considers Cutting Graduate Enrollment to Cover Pay Raises After Strike

University of California (UC) officials warned graduate departments they may need to cut back on admissions in the upcoming school year to cover the cost of its new labor contract with academic workers, according to union leaders.
Some 48,000 UC academic workers, represented by the union United Auto Workers, resolved their two-month strike when new contracts were ratified with UC in late December.
Just a month later, according to the union, university officials allegedly told department heads that they would be responsible for covering the cost of the pay increases—and they may need to reduce graduate admissions next year.
Faculty at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs was told in an email from their department chair, circulated by the UCLA Faculty Association, that “there will be no assistance in paying these costs from levels of the university above the departmental level.”…

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