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Senate Confirms Charlene Zettel by Narrow Margin

UC Regent designate Charlene Zettel was confirmed by the CA Senate on May 6 with the minimum number of votes possible for confirmation.  After 3 roll calls, Zettel finally received the essential 21 votes required.  

Zettel was opposed by the UC Union Coalition due to her anti-worker voting record as a state assembly member in the early 2000's, and her refusal to commit to joint governance of UCRP.  The union coalition launched a last minute effort to convince democratic senators that as a Regent Zettel would not act in the interests of UC students or workers.  

The confirmation process is the only opportunity for public input into the selection of UC Regents prior to their 12 year terms.  

Thanks to all UC-AFT members who took the time to e-mail or call your senators.  UC-AFT remains committed to accountability for the UC Regents.  We will also continue to pressure the Regents and the Office of the President for joint governance of UCRP.