Friday, May 22, 2020
More than 750 lecturers at UC Berkeley fear for their jobs after the university expanded its hiring freeze.
Lecturers with six years or less of experience on campus originally were exempt from the hiring freeze announced April 1. But UC Berkeley officials subsequently revised the terms of the freeze to include those lecturers.
The lecturers, already frustrated by a lack of job stability, view the move as essentially a precursor to layoffs.