In the current economic reality, a layoff would mean plunging a productive member of society into severe economic uncertainty and physical & mental stress.
The university must show compassion and uphold its mission in respecting its own academic workforce that it supposed to be proud of. It must protect its own workers who are vital in educating our future workforce. All UC-AFT members deserve basic needs and means of survival.
Academics have sacrifice years of their lives to public service. Its time UC do its part now and beyond by offering contract and dignified wage.