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JFAV CONDEMNS UC SYSTEM 27% TUITION FEE INCREASE, SUPPORT UC STUDENTS DEMANDS TO ROLLBACK INCREASES

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November 19, 2014

JFAV CONDEMNS UC SYSTEM 27% TUITION FEE INCREASE, SUPPORT UC STUDENTS DEMANDS TO ROLLBACK INCREASES

Los Angeles—The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), the national alliance of veterans, widows and advocates stands with the UC Systems students and parents protests to stop the unjust and burdensome 27% tuition fees increases.

The JFAV National Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia said, “ The unpopular UC Board of Regent’s decision to increase the tuition fees to 27% is the height of the arrogance and uncaring attitude of the American reactionary ruling class. It is anti-people and grossly reactionary.”

Education is a Right, Not a Commodity

One UC student said, ” This 27% fee increase is anti-student, anti-worker, and anti-working class. They’re justifying this by saying that state funding has declined, but that’s not the whole story. The real story is that UC is mismanaging money in many ways. You’ve probably already heard about the 20% increases to chancellor’s salaries that were just announced.

But yet another way UC is wasting money is through contracting out workers and lining their own pockets—and then demanding students pick up the tab.”

JFAV also added, “ At UC Davis and at UCSF, the UC is subcontracting workers—which means they’re paying a subcontractor to get around the union, and hire on workers for minimum wage. These workers, who are primarily young people of color, work alongside UC employees but get none of the benefits, or job security that their coworkers enjoy.

The UC is spending more on contractors than it would cost to hire these workers in-house—their own records show that since March, two contracts alone have cost the university a whopping 1 million dollars more than it would have cost to hire the workers as UC employees, with living wages and health benefits. This is on top of the millions in fines the university pays for safety violations by outside contractors.”

Roll back the tuition fees increases, Now!

Money for education not for UC Coffers and War.

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