Senator Roth Supports University of California Academic Workers
(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) shared the following statement concerning the strike carried out by the UAW union representing 48,000 academic workers across the UC system:
“In solidarity with the 48,000 UAW union members across the state, including the 18,000 academic workers right here at UC Riverside, I will not be attending any UC events until further notice. Although this includes abstaining from events hosted by long-standing student driven ethnic and gender programs, I stand in strong support of the UC workers’ fight to secure a living wage and adequate benefits and must, therefore, refrain from crossing the picket line.
These workers are our brightest minds, dedicated to the valiant pursuit of higher learning, and essential to the UC community. I am galvanized by the intensity of their resolve in the fight for a fair contract and I will support their efforts until UC meets its obligation to each and every one of them.”
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