UCI Chancellor Michael Drake defends the plan to cut wages and furlough workers and engages in Q and A with staff members (audiofile linked above). Drake did not tell those assembled that UC campus Senates opposed the plan. Hear union reps talk about the plan and the town hall meeting here on Subversity's 20 July 2009 show: kuci.org/~dtsang/subversity/Sv090720.mp3.
More information here:kuci.org/~dtsang/subversity/thisweek.htm.
News flash: Because the plans call for monthly pay cuts, the furloughs when taken will not entail further cuts, and thus will be recorded as "paid" leave. The University had previously announced that furlough days will be banked like vacation days (for those who have them).