Historic Strike at The University of California Could Reshape the Terrain of Labor Struggles in Higher Education
Forty-eight thousand workers are on strike at the University of California — the largest higher-education strike in U.S. history. These young workers are demanding raises that allow them to afford rent and childcare in some of the most expensive locations in the country. A successful strike of this magnitude could fundamentally change the terrain of labor struggle in higher education, which has systematically exploited its most vulnerable workers.
Carolina FloresNovember 18, 2022
The Insidiousness of Iowa’s Chapter 20 Anti-Union Labor Law
A union member from Iowa explains how labor law in his state drains public sector unions of their resources and energy by forcing them to vote on unionization all over again every two years.
Graduate Students Across the U.S. Are Organizing for Abortion Rights
Students around the country are planning walkouts and other actions to defend abortion rights on October 6.
Olivia WoodAugust 22, 2022
Columbia University’s Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies Department Refuses To Hire Scabs
Columbia University’s Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies has issued a statement refusing to hire scabs for the spring semester. All departments should follow its lead, stand in solidarity with student workers, and defy the university’s orders to break their strike.
Tatiana CozzarelliDecember 18, 2021
Columbia University Threatens Striking Student Workers with Permanent Replacement
On Thursday, Columbia University sent an email threatening to replace striking student workers permanently if they do not return to work by December 10. Unions in New York City and across the country must throw their full support behind the strike.
Left VoiceDecember 4, 2021
NYU Graduate Workers Continue Strike For Living Wages and Cops off Their Campus
After ten months without a contract, graduate workers at the largest private university in the United States are on strike for better wages, better benefits, and the eviction of the NYPD from their campuses.
James Dennis HoffApril 30, 2021