Word out of UC Berkeley this afternoon is that two university employees — a custodian and a gardener — have added their bodies to the campus hunger strike we reported on earlier this week.

The workers, both AFSCME Local 3299 members, are joining about twenty other hunger strikers who have been camped out with several dozen supporters for the last four days.

A planned meeting between representatives of the demonstrators and university administrators was called off yesterday, one activist said, because the administration refused to allow an employee to join student representatives in the sit down.

The demonstrators say they will remain in place until their demands are met, while university officials say they are welcome to remain camped out … as long as they stay awake. If any of them fall asleep at the demonstration site, a campus police representative told the Daily Cal, the nappers will be “lodging” in violation of university rules, and subject to disciplinary action or arrest.