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UC Walkout?

Classes at the University of Californian system will be starting up soon, but ScienceInsider says that faculty from several campuses are planning a walkout for that day to protest the budget cuts and furloughs. Part of the system's cost-saving plan is furloughs for faculty and staff and, last month, the interim provost said that those furlough days may not be on teaching days. Some faculty members had planned to do so to show that the cuts affected the quality of education at UC. At the walkout's website, participants say they find the "President's disdain for collective decision making unacceptable" and make these three demands:

1. No furloughs or paycuts on salaries below $40,000.
2. The immediate institution of the Academic Senate Council's July 29 recommendation regarding the implementation of furloughs.
3. Full disclosure of the budget.
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