Skip to comments.After Minimum Wage Hike, UC Berkeley Cuts 500 Staff
Posted on 04/14/2016 12:31:40 PM PDT by Hojczyk
In the past, left-wing student activists at UC Berkeley have joined unions in pushing for higher wages, including a living wage, for campus staff. Campus minimum wages have lagged behind local minimum wages because the university, as a public state institution, is exempt from local minimums.
On Monday, University of California Berkeley chancellor Nicholas Dirks announced that the educational institution will be eliminating 500 jobs over the course of two years, which will wind up saving an estimated $50 million.
My concern and the publics concern is that UC Berkeley is going to start cutting the people it can ill afford to lose the people who clean buildings, who work in food services or health clinics, Todd Stenhouse, spokesman for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which represents workers at Berkeley, told the San Francisco Chronicle.
Berkeley employs about 8,500 staffers, from custodians to administrators, the Chronicle notes. Faculty members will not be affected by the employment reductions, which will take place through attrition.
Departments on campus were reportedly also told to reduce their budgets by 10 percent in whatever way they wish.
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as a public state institution, is exempt from local minimums.
Got to just love these government people
We do not have to live by the rules we impose on you serfs
Couldn’t happen to a more deserving class of people.
I’m shocked! Shocked, it tell you! Shocked!
I bet not many of those will be high salary bureaucrats.
Mostly low paid workers, facilities and grounds maintenance, janitorial, food service etc.
Being a libtard has consequences.
No big surprise...Happens everywhere they raise the minimum wage...
My question is how many of their employees that have been there more than one year were working at minimum wage???
Close the whole damn school and America would be better off.
These same students want their education to be free.
They could save millions by getting rid of any major that has the word “studies” or “science” in its name. And get rid of all diversity and inclusion krap
Liberals just don’t learn from real life.
HaHa. LIBS remain befuddled about reality.
$50million divided by 500 = $100k per job.
Not exactly min wage jobs.
This $15/hr business has very little to do with giving minimum wage earners a bigger take-home check.
It has everything to do with the unions increasing their payroll deduction deposits each month. The increased wages will be eaten up by paying union dues, health premiums,fewer working hrs, and even loss of their jobs.
But the grand goal is to increase union pay that is above minimum wage since many, if not most, are tied to the minimum wage.
The entry wage earners are being played as suckers.
“You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.” Ayn Rand
libtards don’t care if their policies cause unemployment. For them it is another crisis that just justifies the need for even more libtardism.
Good, but the idiots still won’t get it.
They will lay off $10 per hour low skilled workers, in order to retain “professors” who “teach” two classes per week, and get paid over $100,000 per anum.
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