Jobless recovery has become a reality
Joe Perez, center, of Ontario, a surgical nursing assistant who has been laid off for a year, checks the Employment Development Department's job listings with other job seekers Wednesday, August 31, 2011 during a job fair at the South El Monte Community Center.
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#1 Sep 5, 2011
I love University of California (UC) having been a student and lecturer. But today I am concerned that at times I do not recognize the UC I love. Like so many Alumni, Donors, Legislators, and Californians I am deeply disappointed by the pervasive failures of UC senior management and regents.
Californians suffers from 19% unemployment (includes those working part time, and those no longer searching), mortgage defaults, loss of unemployment benefits. And those who still have jobs are working longer for less. Chancellor/Faculty wages must reflect California's ability to pay, not what others are paid.
UC Berkeley (Cal) planned pay raises for generously paid Faculty is arrogance. UC Berkeley (ranked # 70 Forbes) tuition increases exceed national average rate of increase. Chancellor Birgeneaus leadership molded Cal into the most expensive public university in the USA.
Can we do better with a spirit of shared sacrifices by Faculty, Provosts, and Chancellors?
(17,000 earn more than $100,000)
18 percent decrease UCOP salaries,$50 million budget cut.
18 percent prune chancellors' salaries.
15 percent trim tenured faculty salaries, increase teaching.
10 percent non-tenured faculty pay decrease, increase research, teaching.
100% elimination of Academic Senate, Academic Council budgets.
There is no question the necessary realignments with reality will be painful.
UC Board of Regents Chair Sherry Lansing can bridge the public trust gap with reassurances salaries reflect depressed California wages. With UCs shared financial sacrifices, the sky above UC will not fall.
Opinion, email UC Board of Regents [email protected]
#2 Sep 5, 2011
Us kids fully appreciate the rewards being handed out to the elderly overpaid and under worked "professor class" who seized control of academia following their foggy minded drug induced "California Dreamin'" revolution. On the other hand, why should we kids be forced to pay ever rising tuition costs just to have the privilege of being indoctrinated with failed 60s 70s era Government social and economic programs?
#3 Sep 5, 2011
Hmm...Could You Elaborate? I'm Not Sure I - Understand Where You're Coming From...
#4 Sep 23, 2011
$50,600 and a foreign passport displaces Californians at University of California Berkeley. University of California Berkeley Chancellor Robert J Birgeneau ($500,000 salary), displaces qualified for public university education at Cal. Californians with $50,600 FOREIGN students.
Ranked # 70 by Forbes, the University of California Berkeley is not increasing enrollment.$50,600 FOREIGN students are accepted by Birgeneau at the expense of qualified instate students.
Your opinions make a difference; email UC Board of Regents [email protected]
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