Under the cover of the summer months, UC administration has pushed through a program of tuition hikes, enrollment cuts, layoffs, furloughs, and increased class sizes that harms students and jeopardizes the livelihoods of the most vulnerable university employees. These decisions fundamentally compromise the mission of the University of California. They are complicit with the privatization of public education, and they have been made in a manner that flouts the principle of shared governance at the core of the UC faculty’s capacity to guide the future of the University in accordance with its mission.
On September 24, in solidarity with UC staff and students, faculty throughout the University of California system will walk out in defense of public education.
More info here.
At SF State, a solidarity event is planned as well:
WHAT: Speak Out (in solidarity with a one-day strike of students, staff and faculty at the UCs)
WHEN: Thursday, September 24th, at NOON
WHERE: Malcolm X Plaza
WHY: To protest yet another proposed hike in student tuition AND to mobilize students to prepare for an even greater strike next year