UC President: Stop Discrimination at UC
On International Women's Day we celebrate the extraordinary contributions made by women to our society and the world.
International Women’s Day began over a century ago in commemoration of the struggles of women garment workers for fair pay and decent conditions. Unions have continued to be in the forefront of fighting for equal pay and equal rights, anti-discrimination laws, and family leave.
Despite our progress, women still make only 79% of what men are paid. This gap is even more pronounced for women of color.
Teamsters Local 2010 is 81% women and the majority are people of color. We work tirelessly every day to keep the University running. Yet, 93% of clerical support staff at the UC are paid too little to make ends meet and 70% suffer from hunger or food insecurity.
We are fighting together for fair wages, a contract and respect for all.
Tell UC President Janet Napolitano to stop the discrimination and pay workers enough to live.