AP Voices: Administrative professionals organizing for change
August 10, 2012
State budget crisis endangers UC mission: vote YES on Prop 30 to
save public education
Every day, we help educate tomorrow's leaders, support the world's top researchers and scholars, and enrich lives with our libraries, museums, performing arts and outreach programs. But California's budget crisis places the University's missions at risk.

The University of California is our employer, but we come to work seeking more than just a paycheck.

Many of us choose UC employment because we believe in the University's core missions of teaching, research and public service.

Members of University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE) have been working to secure stable, long-term funding for UC.

We register people to vote. We help turn out the vote to elect legislators who understand the importance of investing in the University. We lobby to protect vital UC services and programs. And this year, we are supporting a “yes” vote on the governor’s Schools and Public Safety Protection Act (Proposition 30) that would raise billions of dollars annually for public services, including higher education. If Proposition 30 does not pass, UC faces devastating cuts to programs and jobs, and massive increases to student fees.

Join administrative professionals in building a union at UC with UPTE. And let’s also build a community of students, educators, parents, legislators and the UC Regents focused on political solutions to re-fund public education.

Together, we can make a difference for UC by supporting Proposition 30.

If you haven’t yet signed an authorization card saying that you support UPTE for administrative professional employees, now is the time. If you want more information, please visit our website or contact us.  Check us out on Facebook!
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