As strike hits one week, UC workers have gained support from city leaders and labor unions.
Ally Markovich, who covers the school beat for Berkeleyside, is a former high school English teacher. Her work has appeared in The Oaklandside, The New York Times, Huffington Post and Washington Post, among other publications. You can spot her running on the trails in Tilden Park.
Berkeley and Alameda County votes are completed
Ballot counting for the local ballot measures, City Council, school board,
and rent board was completed on Nov. 21 at 9:17 p.m.
E-bike discounts could be coming to Berkeley
Berkeley could fund discounts on e-bikes next year to incentivize purchases and reduce the city’s emissions.
Berkeley City College will be free again this spring
The college is extending its free tuition program for in-state students another semester and eliminating the minimum credits requirement.
Thousands of UC Berkeley employees go on strike for better wages, benefits
UC Berkeley instructors, researchers and post-docs are among the 48,000 academic workers across the University of California system on the picket line.
Leaked texts show Berkeley police union leader made derogatory comments about homeless residents, people of color, ex-officer says
The messages drew condemnation as city officials pledged to investigate the “disturbing” comments.
Update: Long-awaited map shows which middle schools Berkeley students will attend next year
BUSD district leaders discussed details of their plan to desegregate Berkeley’s middle schools Wednesday night while reckoning with pushback from parents who don’t want their kids to attend Longfellow.
How many Berkeley ballots are still being counted?
Tight races for city council, school board, rent board and Alameda County DA hang in the balance.
Brown, Chang, Shanoski win seats on Berkeley school board
Three candidates, Shanoski, Chang and Lee, are still in competition for the remaining two seats as more votes were counted Thursday.
Tenants slate has fundraising edge as real estate groups sit out Berkeley rent board race
The reigning pro-tenant slate has raised a collective $50,000. Can independent candidates break through?
Teachers unions compete with Reichi Lee in big-money Berkeley school board race
Lee is waging a competitive, well-funded campaign despite failing to win the backing of the teachers union. As a result, teachers are putting money down to support their endorsed candidates.
Berkeley teachers say they need compensation for extra duty of writing college rec letters
Berkeley High stopped hiring subs to cover teachers’ classes while they write letters. As teachers negotiate, students applying to college are caught in the middle.