April 20, 2009
Senator Leland Yee
State Capitol, Room 4074
Sacramento, CA 94248-0001
Re: SB 219 — Support
Dear Senator Yee,
The Council of UC Faculty Associations continues to support your efforts to repair California’s whistleblower protection laws. We believe that UC employees should be provided with the same whistleblower protections and legal standing as other state employees.
The recent court case of Miklosy v. Regents has made clear how dangerous the loophole that SB 219 would remedy is. California and its citizens benefit when UC employees expose waste, fraud or abuse. SB 219 will help protect UC workers from unfair retaliation for such efforts.
That is why we support SB 219.
CUCFA Vice President for External Relations,
and Professor of Physics, UC Davis