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Union Protests At University Of California Regents Meeting

Helen Tobin |
September 16, 2010 | 5:52 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

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Hundreds of university employees rallied for new contracts outside the University of California Regents’ meeting Wednesday, with a smaller group returning to continue the demonstration Thursday.  

The protestors belong to the CUE-Teamsters union and work as clerical and administrative assistants at each of the 11 UC campuses. 

The employees, mostly minorities and women, held the rally to protest perceived pay and pension discrimination. More than 1,500 CUE-Teamsters signed petitions pledging to fight for a good contract, and the petitions were then delivered to the Regents by Anytra Henderson, acting president of the CUE-Teamsters Local 2010.

"As I deliver these petitions to you, let me reiterate that forcing clerical employees to take a net pay cut while you promise wage increases to other groups is unconscionable," Henderson said.

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