For me, a June 30th layoff would mean I lose the meaningful mentorship and advocacy of my most supportive educators at UC Irvine. Layoffs would mean students do not get the privilege of learning from some of the most talented, dedicated, and well-loved professors on campus. I have endless gratitude for the lecturers who have gone above and beyond to provide us valuable guidance and a sense of belonging in the classroom. For me, UC layoffs mean a loss of scholarship and community, and we would all hurt for it.
I stand in solidarity with #NoLayoffs and #FairContractNow for the UC community.