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?

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