Rachel Grad, Student Services Advisor II

I love working at UC Santa Cruz!  That said, considering the decreasing value of staff compensation packages as workloads have only increased, it's clear that continuing to love the university will also mean speaking up and organizing together to protect the terms of our work, for all of our benefit.
Even in my short history at UCSC, I've seen times when raises or increases are offered, but only for staff that have unionized.  I don't think non-unionized staff are any less deserving of wage increases and other resources, but it's clear that we will continue to shoulder the burden of budget trouble unless we work together to make sure our interests are protected.

 - Rachel Grad, Student Services Advisor II