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University of Michigan Graduate Students Strike for a Living Wage and a Broad Social Justice Agenda

The University of Michigan is once again threatening legal action in an attempt to end the strike, but graduate workers are standing strong and fighting for a contract that addresses the needs of the whole community.

Ryan McCarty

April 7, 2023

CUNY Writing Teachers Fight Back against Cuts

At City College, administrators tried to cut the hours of pay for first year writing courses as part of university-wide budget cuts. Writing teachers responded with collective action.

Olivia Wood

April 5, 2023

“We Deserve a Living Wage:” on the Limits of the New Temple Grad Worker Contract 

A graduate worker at Temple reflects on the limits and strengths of the new contract won in the recent strike.

CUNY Administration Cracks Down on Student and Worker-Run Food Pantry

Students and workers opened "The People's Pantry" seven weeks ago as part of a broader anti-austerity campaign at CUNY, leading to several direct confrontations with the administration.

Olivia Wood

March 19, 2023

Temple’s Grad Worker Strike Ends with Important Victories 

The last report on the strike from a union teacher at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Jason Koslowski

March 17, 2023

Dispatches from the Pickets: Temple Grad Worker Strike Escalates

Things are heating up in the grad worker strike at Temple University in Philadelphia. A report from the picket line by a union teacher.

Jason Koslowski

March 2, 2023

Temple’s Grad Students Say “Hell No” to Bad Deal from University Bosses

Now that Temple’s grad workers have rejected the deal, the fight continues.

Jason Koslowski

February 22, 2023

Dispatches from the Picket Line: 2,000 Temple Students Walk Out to Support Grad Strike

A Temple adjunct reports from inside the walkout on Wednesday, February 15.

Jason Koslowski

February 16, 2023

Yet Another Academic is Being Attacked for Criticizing Israel: Education Unions Need to Fight Back

Our unions must not only defend professors who speak out about Israeli apartheid and brutality, but should take a stance against Zionism, a movement fundamentally based on racism and oppression.

Kalen Wheeler

February 10, 2023