"Faculty and staff who have been organizing against budget cuts and “austerity” have been demanding worker-led decisions. Indications that workers and students are not involved in considerably impactful decisions aren’t hard to find.
"The now inactive Strategic Budget Reductions and Future Planning district taskforce, which served as an advisory body to the Chancellor, only included four faculty members of it’s 16. Despite that, it hadn’t recommended furloughs or layoffs as the best budget reduction strategies though the savings were estimated to be high, but those were the first budget reduction strategies rolled out this summer. To some community members, this indicates that administration isn’t willing to attend to the demands and experiences of those directly engaging with students daily."