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For Immediate Release

Claudia Magaña, President UC Students Association and UCSC student, (626) 392-5919
Julian Posadas, Food Service Worker with AFSCME 3299, (805)886-3200
Bob Samuels, President of AFT and Lecturer at UCLA, (805) 680-2719
Alejandro Lara-Brisceno, recent graduate (805)570-4187
Filiberto Nolasco, UAW Executive Board Member and UCSB student, (323) 313-2159

Weds 7:30am: Massive Protests Against UC Regents Plans for Fee Hikes, Cuts to Workers

Coalition says Regents cannot justify taking more from students and staff after UC received increased funding from the state


Hundreds of UC students and workers statewide will join together during
the November 16-18th Regents meeting to protest proposals that will
unnecessarily harm the public mission of the University of California.
On the table are proposals for a differential fee hike where students
whose families make over $120,000 will be facing an 8% fee increase. The
Regents will also be imposing increased pay cuts for the pension decreases in retirement
benefits that will effectively cut retiree income in half for many
employees. Protesters oppose these draconian cuts and the divisive fee
increases, when the university is seeing more revenue due to increased state funding, tuition, federal dollars and
other sources. They are demanding no fee hikes for ALL students and no
more cuts to staff, many of whom earn below a living wage.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 17th
7:30 am - Press Conference in front of Community Center (Owens Street side)
11:00 am - March around UCSF at
12:00 pm - End Statement in front of Community Center (Owens Street side)
VISUALS:400+ students and workers, picket signs, banners,
WHERE: UCSF Mission Bay Community Center (Owens Street side)

of California Students Association (UCSA)

Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME-Local 3299)

Coalition of University Employees (CUE-Teamsters
Local 2010)

Federation of Teachers-UC Council (UC-AFT)

California Nurses Association (CNA)

Auto Workers (UAW-Local 2865

Professional & Technical Employees (UPTE-CWA Local 9119)