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Don't lay off Ellie Corley!

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Dear Associate Vice Chancellor John Ellis, This concerns your decision to lay off Ellie Corley, who has worked as an Administrative Assistant I at UC for 33 years. As you know, Ellie is over 70 years old and she cannot afford to retire. This kind of disrespectful treatment is counter to everything the university claims to believe in, notably the sentiments in the “Administration 2008 recommendations related to equity and inclusion.” I don't know if this is a case of age discrimination, or if she is being retaliated against for her union activity. Could it be both If this is a matter of budget needs, why are new employees being hired, new positions being created Why are you spending money holding staff parties to make employees feel appreciated, only to lay off Ellie Corley Like Ellie, I feel that she is being treated unfairly. No employee should be treated this way. Long-time, loyal employees should be rewarded, not punished. I ask that you: **Take back the layoff notice, **Put Ellie Corley back to work **Follow UC's own policy on Equity and Inclusion, and the CUE contract on respectful, fair treatment. ** Develop a campus wide program that is based on shared sacrifice and that protects UC staff from unemployment. copies to: Nathan Brostrom, Assistant Vice Chancellor Gibor Basri, Vice Chancellor for Equity/Inclusion Robert Birgeneau, Chancellor,


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