Chancellors, Faculty University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) have cleaned up at the expense of students, California taxpayers. Californians face mortgage defaults, 12% unemployment, pay reductions, loss of unemployment benefits. UC Berkeley shares sacrifices? No Chancellor, Faculty layoffs or wage concessions. UC Berkeley tuition, fee increases are arrogance. If wages better elsewhere, chancellors, vice chancellors, tenured, non tenured faculty, UCOP apply for positions. If wages are what commit you to Cal, leave for better paying job. UC Berkeley wages must reflect California's ability to pay, not what others are paid. There is no good reason to raise tuition, fees during the longest, deepest recession in USA history when wage concessions available from Chancellors, Faculty. The sky will not fall on UC Berkeley. Share the sacrifices UC Berkeley Faculty, Vice Chancellors, Provost, Chancellor:No furloughs. 18 percent reduction in UCOP salaries & $50 million cut.18 percent prune of campus chancellors', vice chancellors' salaries. 15 percent trim of tenured faculty salaries, increase teaching load.10 percent decrease non-tenured faculty salaries, increase research, teaching load.100% elimination of all Academic Senate, Academic Council costs, wages.
(17,000 UC paid employees earn more than $100,000)
UC Board of Regents Chair Sherry Lansing can bridge public trust gap with reassurances salaries of Chancellors, Faculty reflect depressed California wages. With UC’s shared sacrifices, sky will not fall on the 10 campuses.