UC Berkeley's Union Gardeners Not Part of People's Park Bulldozing (Comment)

By Hank Chapot
Thursday December 29, 2011 - 09:57:00 AM

I want to point out that the work at People's Park was carried out by a private company, not UC gardeners. While the University cuts the grounds department budget mercilessly, they contract out more and more of the landscaping(and other maintenance) work. Thus, reasonably paid unionized positions are cut and non-union companies are brought in to do the dirty work. And, if rats are the issue, they can start with the fat and healthy rat population in Sproul Plaza.