UC 3-Day Strike for Safety, Respect and Equality

05/25/18 UC 3day Strike for Safety, Respect and Equality

Topic: UC 3- day strike ( May 7,8, 9 2018 ), Worker’s rights, UC System, Education
Segment: D Report
Participants: Yesenia Padilla, UC Riverside Student and Undergraduate Organizer AFSME 3922
Broadcast Air Date: 05/25/18
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org

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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion Topics:
– What was the context for the 3-day( May 7, 8 & 9 2018 ) UC system strike?
– Why have the UC workers been without a contract since last July 2017?
–  Did the strike affected all UC campuses?
– How is fair treatment and respect in the work place demonstrated in contract negotiations?
– Will the UC System officials acknowledge the inequality experienced by UC workers?
– Was there a resolution of the demands after the 3- day strike?
– What was the response from the UC riverside community towards the UC employee strike?
– How do students intersect as members of the support working class and college experience?
– What are the obligations of UC students to understand the benefits received that are supported on the exploitation of the UC workers?
– How is the divided work force of the university marked by visibility versus invisibility?
– Did Dylan Rodriguez join the worker strike?
– How do we translate respect into tangible economic support?
– Why is advocating for living wage discredited as greed?
– How do we humanize the labor issues; we are more than workers?
– How is our participation in college, a participation in a system of structural separation?
– What if we did not compare ourselves to the hierarchy of classifications?
– How do we openly give credit that UC Riverside was literarily built and an advanced by “us’, the support working class?
– How do we give credit to the UC employee majority?
– How do we build new conversations that inspire us and allow us to talk about the things we care about?
– The data shows that the inequality is documentable.
– How do students become accountable for how their tuition supports UC employee inequality?
– Why do people repeat, “if you want better wages, you should just get a better job?”
– What happens if you study capitalism?
– How is worker advocacy and organizing an imbedded component of capitalism?
– How comfortable are we as students with being recipients of a degree that requires others to suffer?
– If you make $80 an hour at a bank are you still a worker?
– Are chancellors of the UC also workers that can stand in solidarity with the UC service workers?
– Are a lot of us just surviving capitalism?

You can’t just talk about it , you must be about it! -A conversation with Romanie Arterberry

05/11/18 You can’t just talk about it , you must be about it! -A conversation with Romanie Arterberry

Topic: UC Riverside, Women’s Resources Center, college life,
Segment: D Report
Participants: Romanie Arterberry, Programmer for the Women’s Resource Center and the advisor for the Campus Safety Escort Service
Broadcast Air Date: 05/11/18
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org

Send comments about this segment to: comments@dreport.org

Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion Topics:
– How has UC Riverside changed in the past 30 years?
– How did UC Riverside change in terms of being more open to address the UCR community’ concerns?
– What are some of the similar university concerns of a student population of less than 5,000 students and a university with over 22,000 students?
– How are the student perspectives of the university, different from the parents and support staff perspectives of the university?
– Is the university setting a “weird” place because the student setting will revolve around an encapsulated world of 18 to 20-year-old’s?
– Is the university a place of personal growth?
– Is college the place where you become the adult person you are going to be?
– What is the role of the support staff in “holding up” students in college?
– Why is it that the students do not see that there are so many people on campus that are invested in the student’s success?
– If the university is an institution, then how do we meet the needs of the institution and the needs of humans?
– The role that you hold within the institutions may not be the role you execute as a human being?
– Many times the administrative, custodial staff and food service staff will become more important than the deans, teachers and advisors.
– What types of growth will happen in college?
– What learning opportunities exist outside of the classroom?
– Where can you build your “home away from home” while on campus?
– Do you remember, when UCR was “the campus with a personal touch?”
– Is the Women’s Resource Center funded through student fees?
– What is Nematology?
– The Women Resource Center is safe space for women and men.
– When is the 45th anniversary of UCR ‘s campus escort center
– How does R kids support students that are parents?
– What is the history of Women’s Resource Center?
– How is UCR a different version of the “real world?”
– Why and when did the Women’s Center change its name to Gender Education Resource Services?
– How do we respect diversity and inclusiveness in the program name?
– The many cultural and diversity programs are open for everyone?
– How is UCR unique in support of distinct offices and programs for cultural, gender, LTBTQ, religion and other community memberships?
– How can UCR students come out and find safety on campus?
– Is it OK to be specific in my terms of identification?
– How does the university movement of inclusivity, reduce institutional presence by collapsing different offices programs and staff into one office with one program title and less title staff?
– Why do colleges struggle to keep the institutional memory?
– If UC Riverside stands as the most diverse campus in the UC system, then the student programs must reflect physical support via it is programs.
– You can’t just talk about it, you must be about it- Romanie Arterberry

May Day: Intersecting labor, City and Community Health

May Day: Intersecting labor, City and Community Health
Topic: mayday, cities, labor movement, houseless
Segment: D Report
Participants: Sofia Aguilar, MA Urban Affairs
Broadcast Air Date: 05/04/18
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org

Send comments about this segment to: comments@dreport.org

Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.
Discussion Topics:
– Is San Francisco Sanctuary city?
– How does May Day in San Francisco compare to May Day in the Inland Empire?
– Does May Day Include immigrant, LGBTQ and other intersectional communities?
– How does the employment market space disrupt the city space?
– How is San Francisco’s Tech sector disruption of communities similar to Fontana’s community disruption by warehouses?
– The “Tech boom” and “warehouse boom “both equally force people out of their homes and neighborhoods?
– What is the percentage of houseless population in San Francisco a result of housing displacement?
– Is the houseless crisis directly connected to labor issues?
– Is homeless the same as houseless?
– What are cities?
– Are cities centers of inequality?
– What are the different stories we tell about the reasons for House lessness/ Homelessness?
– Can you use your gym membership to cope with being Houseless?
– What if you work, yet must live out of your car because you can’t afford house shelter?
– Why do the people that keep the city running, not able to live in the city?
– Why do city mayors say the city is for everyone, when not everyone can afford to live in the city?
– How do the observations of the city change if you dissociate and pretend you are visitor?
– How can the city take advantage of so much inequality, when the city officials say the city is for everyone?
– How and why do we normalize the inequality of cities?
– Just because we are told the inequalities normal, does not make it right.
– How is May Day commemoration the power of the work force?
– How do we transform our vulnerabilities to movements of empowerment?
– How do we defend our communities from the drastic economic transformations?
– How do we extend the conversations past the May Day events?
– How do conversations of power, create capsules of insulation that separate us?
– Are you a worker or non-worker?
– How are the different workers united by a shared vulnerability?
– How does knowledge become a tool of transformation?
– How do we make cities equitable for communities that have been historically marginalized?