Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Save the UCLA and Berkeley Labor Centers and the Miguel Contreras Labor Program !

The UCLA and UC Berkeley Labor Centers and the Miguel Contreras Labor Program should not be unfairly singled out and targeted for elimination. They represent a small fraction of the UC budget, and provide an invaluable resource to the university and to the people of California. The attack on the Miguel Contreras Labor Program is also an attack on academic freedom. The Governor has taken this unilateral action without consultation, justification, or explanation.




Peter Dreier writes:

Among the small number of labor studies programs, the one at the University of California-Los Angeles is one of the best, and now it has been targeted for extinction by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the UCLA administration. Allies of the UCLA Labor Center have mounted a letter-writing campaign to persuade Chancellor Gene Block to reverse this decision and restore funding for this cutting-edge program. Block can be reached at: chancellor@conet.ucla.edu.

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