UC lecturers threaten strike, widescale class cancelations over labor conditions

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Unionized lecturers with the University of California system have been locked in a multi-year battle with administrators over a new labor contract.

For years, lecturers have complained of what they say is untenable job insecurity and low pay across the system. As much as 25% of UC's 6,000 lecturers don't return for a subsequent year of teaching.

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