By Joshua Cenzano
DAVIS, CA – Protestors, and workers from the CBG Building Company, posted and held signs this week at various locations on the campus of University of California at Davis, calling for an increase in wages in light of higher costs-of-living.
CBG Building Company is a nationwide development company that is building several housing complexes on or near the campus of UC Davis.
Proponents of the protest believe that the company is “using wage rates from 2018 to pay workers right now” on one of its major construction projects in the Davis area, according to a sign from the demonstrators.
Further allegations noted at the protests include that the development company has attempted to bring in out-of-state workers to work for lower wages than local Davis candidates.
Demonstrators have called on both the company’s management and the chancellor of UC Davis to address these concerns and be more transparent for the public.