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Your Call: What conditions are UC graduate students working under?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the recent two-day strike by the UC Student-Workers Union. Earlier this month, students hit the picket line accusing UC administrators of unfair labor practices and intimidation, including threats to take away visas for grad student protesters and fire those who strike. What’s next for these grad students and what are their demands? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Joshua Brahinsky, Ph.D. student at UC Santa Cruz in the History of Consciousness department and part of the labor reform movement within the UAW 2865 called Academic Workers for a Democratic Union

Caroline McKusick, Ph.D. student in anthropology and member-activist at UC Davis

Krista Cortes, Ph.D. student at the UC Berkeley School of Education and one of the head stewards of the local union

Web Resources:

UC Berkeley Student-Workers Union

In These Times: More Than 20 Striking Students Arrested, Belying University of California’s Era of ‘Labor Peace’

The Aggie: UAW Workers strike hits UC campuses

Truthout: University of California Student-Workers Strike, Reject Neoliberal Violence

ksbw: 22 arrested at UC Santa Cruz strike; Protest continues Thursday

Change.org: Drop the Charges Against the UCSC 22