“Across the board, folks feel like they are not being valued as members of the UC community, even though we give so much and keep it running,” Kirsten Bottles Willer said.
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About Kirsten Bottles
Kirsten Bottles Willer came to the Labor Center from Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP, an employment discrimination law firm, where she was a senior legal assistant. Kirsten graduated from Stanford University majoring in international relations, winning the International Relation Departmental Award for her thesis. While at Stanford Kirsten was involved in the Student and Labor Alliance (SALA), helping organize campaigns with SEIU Local 2007 for better labor policies at the university.
Kirsten Willer, program coordinator at UC Berkeley Labor Center, said current wages do not reflect inflation and the high cost of living in the Bay Area, hindering her personal aspirations to start a family. “Fantastic talent is driven away from the university due to the lack of pay,” Willer said at the meeting.