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This is so dumb. It has nothing to do with the students.
I heard on the radio that the union has been pressuring all the UC commencement speakers to back out.Bill Clinton cancels commencement speech at UCLA
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Clinton on Tuesday canceled a commencement speech at the University of California, Los Angeles, because of a lingering labor dispute.
The former president was scheduled to address 4,000 graduating seniors on Friday, but his office said he would not appear because of the long-running rift between the university and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
The 20,000 workers involved in the wage dispute range from technicians at UC medical facilities to janitors and landscapers. Contract talks have sputtered for months.
"Due to the ongoing labor dispute, he regrets that he will be unable to participate in commencement this year and he wishes the UCLA graduates the best of luck," Clinton's office said a statement.
Instead, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block will deliver keynote remarks.
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