A new study suggests more than two thirds of UC employees with clerical, administrative and support duties struggle to put food on the table.
Among the findings, the survey found that 45 percent of UC employees have “very low food security,” meaning they are skipping meals or have a lack of resources to food.
“Eighty percent stated that they had to choose between buying food and paying for their rent or utilities,” the study read. “One out of four faced that decision every month.”
The LA Times reported that most surveyed were college education and earned, on average, $22 an hour.
The study was conducted by an Occidental College professor and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 2010. A UC spokeswoman told The LA Times that the university system is in contract talks with Teamsters.