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Laid-off IT workers fight University of California outsourcing

Audrey Hatten-Milholin has worked at the University of California, San Francisco, for 17 years. But come February, her job in the IT department as a system architect will be taken over by a worker from India.

Even worse, Hatten-Milholin has been asked to train her replacement.

“It’s horrible. Really horrible,” she said on Tuesday. “You want to treat people decently. But on the other hand, I’m pretty ticked off I have to do this.”

Hatten-Milholin was among about 80 laid-off IT workers who held a rally on Tuesday, calling for an end to the university’s outsourcing program. The IT department workers, including permanent staff and contract employees, will be replaced by workers from HCL, an India-based IT services company.

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