The University of California Board of Regents was expected to devise a plan to eliminate University hiring restrictions for undocumented UC students by November, but that didn’t happen.
Coral del Mar Murphy-Marcos
Coral Murphy Marcos is a journalist from Manatí, Puerto Rico. She will complete her M.A. in Journalism at U.C. Berkeley in 2024.
Murphy Marcos completed a year-long stint as the David Carr business fellow at the New York Times in 2022. She dug into tax incentives in Puerto Rico that were leading to gentrification, reported on the struggles of delivery workers in New York, and investigated the effects of inflation on American consumers.
She has reported on business for USA TODAY, breaking news for The Guardian, and music for National Public Radio. For the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico, she wrote about the disproportionate effects of the pandemic for Puerto Ricans. The project was featured in The City and Latino USA.
Anchoring the green economy in equity for workers and communities: A conversation with practitioner in residence Sam Appel
Labor Center 2023 Practitioner in Residence Sam Appel is urgently looking at how the transition to a sustainable and green economy can be anchored in equity for workers and communities in California.
In a groundbreaking move, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 800 into law on September 30, an initiative that equips high school students with the knowledge to safeguard their workplace rights and defend against potential abuses.
The challenges facing undocumented students at UC Berkeley, like Diana Ortiz Aguilar, extend beyond academic pursuits, impacting their financial security as well. She hopes the UC Regents will take action soon to ease that burden.