Thousands of U.C. Employees Protest

Fresno, Calif. The fall semester has already started at U.C. Merced, but Thursday will be the first day of classes at most other U.C. campuses.

More than 1,100 employees, including some at U.C. Merced, will stage a walkout today to protest tuition hikes, enrollment cuts, furloughs, and increased class sizes.

The U.C. system faces a possible $535-million dollar state funding cut.

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