Sunday, December 14, 2014

Strike for Better Benefits - Kaitlin Mulhere, Inside Higher Ed

Hundreds of graduate student instructors at the University of Oregon exchanged teaching for picketing Tuesday as part of a strike over stalled negotiations on health benefits. The teaching assistants walked off the job during the last week of regular classes, just before final exams start next week and term papers are due. The strike comes after a year of negotiations between the administration and union members, whose previous contract expired in March. The Graduate Teaching Fellowship Federation was asking for a pay increase to bring wages closer to the cost of living in Eugene, as well as for better health benefits. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/12/03/u-oregon-grad-students-strike-better-benefits

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