It’s thanks to people like us, lecturers, librarians, staffs, bus drivers, janitors, that the UCs work. Students benefit from our labor and care on a daily basis. I cannot say the same about those who make the decisions at the highest level. Apparently being skilled at your job is only common among expandable underpaid workers.
A layoff would be devastating for my family. My wife has already been laid off, and so we’re counting on me having a job next year. I’ve been pursuing an academic career for the last 10 years, and a layoff would leave me scrambling to figure out what to do with myself and how to keep my wife and three cats fed, insured, and housed. I’ve given everything to my students and the UC, and it hurts to think they don’t have my bac