California is a state that hands illegals BILLIONS in welfare and MILLIONS of jobs…. To keep wages depressed. IT WORKS!!!
Many UC workers struggle to feed themselves and their families, study shows
An Occidental College study found that seven in 10 employees struggle to feed themselves and their families.
Seven in 10 University of California workers in clerical, administrative and support services struggle to put adequate food on the table, according to a new Occidental College study.
The study, released Monday, found that 45% of 2,890 employees surveyed throughout the 10-campus UC system went hungry at times. An additional 25% had to reduce the quality of their diet.
The problems persisted even though most of those surveyed were full-time employees with college degrees and average earnings of $22 an hour.
Peter Dreier, an Occidental professor of politics who conducted the study with two colleagues and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 2010, said the results were startling.
“This is a systemwide problem; it exists on every campus,”
Dreier said. “This is not a handful of people who happen to be
down on their luck. They need a living wage so they can
afford to feed their families.”
This is a systemwide problem; it exists on every campus.— Peter Dreier, professor of politics at Occidental College
UC spokeswoman Dianne Klein said she could not comment on the study because she had not yet seen it and could not assess its methodology. She added that UC is currently in contract talks with the Teamsters and that “issues such as higher wages should be negotiated at the bargaining table.”
The food problems among UC workers were even higher than those found among students in a separate university study in June.The survey of nearly 9,000 UC students found that 42% did not have a consistent source of high-quality, nutritious food.
UC President Janet Napolitano, in conjunction with the student survey’s release, announced a $3.3-million effort to expand the fight against campus malnutrition. Each campus was to receive $151,000, adding to the $75,000 each received last year to build what officials said would be the nation’s most comprehensive, systematic plan to tackle the problem.
Campus projects include expanding food pantries, emergency funding, budget cooking lessons and donations of excess dollars on student meal plans.
Dreier said California’s high housing costs make it difficult for workers to feed themselves and their families adequately. A 2013 California Budget Project study found that single-parent families with two children needed $74,000 annually, or nearly a $36-an-hour wage, just to make ends meet. A two-parent household with two children needed about $61,000, while a single adult needed about $33,000.
Joseph Meyer, a 31-year-old administrative assistant at UC Berkeley, earns nearly $20 an hour but said he skips breakfast and sometimes additional meals to have enough money for his asthma medications. His $1,150 monthly rent eats up more than half of his $2,100 monthly take-home pay.
When the money is close to running out, he said, it becomes “Top Ramen week.”
Catherine Cobb made just under $25,000 annually as a housing coordinator and medical administrative assistant at UC Irvine from 2001 to 2014. That wasn’t enough to feed her and her son, so she would furtively take food from university events. A friend noticed her struggles and began buying her lunch.
“I didn’t want to talk about it because I was ashamed,” Cobb said. “Who wants to tell people they can’t make it?”
The study by Occidental College’s Urban and Environmental Policy Institute also found:
-- About 9 in 10 single-parent households reported food insecurity.
-- Food insecurity rates were higher among women (71.3%) than men (65.8%).
-- About 8 of 10 African Americans and Latinos, and 6 of 10 whites and Asians struggled with food insecurity.
-- Nearly 70% had difficulty concentrating on work at times because of hunger.
-- About 80% had to choose between buying food and paying rent or utilities.
SOARING POVERTY AND UNEMPLOYMENT UNDER OBAMA’S OPEN
HILLARY WILL HAND 40 MILLION LOOTING MEXICANS AMNESTY,
AMERICAN JOBS AND BILLIONS IN WELFARE.
IT WORKS! BUT ONLY FOR THE SUPER RICH!!!
"The same period has seen a massive growth of social inequality, with income and wealth concentrated at the very top of American society to an extent not seen since the 1920s."
"He (Trump) is able to get a hearing because millions of people are being driven into economic insecurity and poverty while the rich and the super-rich continue to amass obscene levels of wealth. He is able with some success to divert mass discontent along reactionary nationalist and racialist channels precisely because what passes for the “left” in American politics, anchor by the Democratic Party, has moved ever further to the right, culminating in the Obama administration which has presided over endless war and an unprecedented redistribution of wealth from the bottom to the top of the economic ladder."
A NATION IN BORDER MELTDOWN:
MILLIONS OF JOBS TO ILLEGALS AND BILLIONS IN WELFARE
MEXICO WILL DOUBLE AMERICA’S POPULATION
IMMIGRANT SHARE OF ADULTS QUADRUPLED IN 232 COUNTIES
"More than 728,000 illegal immigrants have been shielded from being deported and
granted work permits through President Barack Obama’s 2012 executive amnesty
program, according to the Migration Policy Institute."
OBAMA-CLINTONOMICS: You were wondering how many jobs went to illegals and how well Obama’s crony banksters have done???
By PAUL BEDARD
The sputtering economic recovering under President Obama, the last to follow a major recession, has fallen way short of the average recovery and ranks as the worst since the 1930s Great Depression, according to a new report.
Had the recovery under Obama been the average of the 11 since the Depression, according to the report, family incomes would be $17,000 higher, six million fewer Americans would be in poverty, and there would be six million more jobs.
SOARING POVERTY AND DRUG ADDICTION UNDER OBAMA
"These figures present a scathing indictment of the social order that prevails in America, the world’s wealthiest country, whose government proclaims itself to be the globe’s leading democracy. They are just one manifestation of the human toll taken by the vast and all-pervasive inequality and mass poverty
OBAMA-CLINTONOMICS TO SERVE THE SUPER RICH:
The slow and painful death of America that dominates American society."
OBAMA-CLINTONOMICS pounds America’s youth as they build a border to border Mexican welfare state on our backs!
AMERICA’S YOUTH STARVE
…… ILLEGALS SUCK IN BILLIONS IN WELFARE… they also get our jobs!
The new reports show that in addition to “traditional” coping strategies of skipping meals and eating cheap food, these teens and pre-teens are increasingly forced into shoplifting, stealing, selling drugs, joining a gang, or selling their bodies for money in a struggle to eat properly.