Over the past 20 years, administrative, support and clerical workers have seen the UC system hold down their real wages by nearly 24 percent, the union says.
Not knowing when and for how long they will be at work makes it virtually impossible for workers to arrange for child care or have a good home life.
Having a work schedule you can depend on has joined raising the minimum wage as a winnable demand for America's millions of low-paid workers.
Do American workers lose out because of immigration? Gebre, himself a refugee, tackled the question at an LA summit on race and at the UN in NY.
"We made a really clear statement that you can't run a university without faculty and without students."
The measures would make firms give workers at least two weeks' advance notice of their schedules, and make those schedules predictable.
Mondelēz-Nabisco shipped 600 South Chicago jobs out of the country. Now, workers from BCTGM are uniting across borders to fight back.
Incarcerated workers are still workers; VA healthcare under the gun; CWA solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux; 13 million call Congress to stop TPP; a cup of union tea.
The musicians are courageously conducting a high profile labor action; the strike is also very winnable.
In Chicago, the demand was for Republican Gov. Rauner to "stop killing us" and to facilitate the passage of a budget that prioritizes poor and working families.