Just another example of teachers and schools finding ways to screw over the people they are supposedly trying to help. The schools are cutting classes making it harder for students to graduate on time, and then teachers are looking to shoot down a potential solution.
The unions in the University of California system are just ridiculous. For example, during 2008 the worker unions who tend to the schools thought it would be a good idea to protest at my graduation. Are you kidding me? Stop hurting the students. End of story.
I understand the sentiment of your first paragraph, but the thing about your graduation is a complete non sequitur. The quality of your graduation ceremony has nothing to do with the quality of your education, and protesting there doesn't hurt anything but your feelings.