On Sunday, Dec 8 2019, UCSC graduate student workers voted for an unauthorized wildcat strike, effectively immediately. Workers will be withholding final grades until administration meets demands for a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), amounting to a $1,412 increase per month to all graduate students, regardless of residence, visa, documentation, employment, or funding status.
The UCSC chancellor makes over $400,000 a year  AND receives a $6,500 housing stipend per month, meanwhile graduate students have to live in one of the most expensive cities in the country  on less than $25k a year.
Lend your support to striking grad students as they organize for better conditions for educators, students, and workers everywhere!
NO COLA, NO GRADES! SOLIDARITY FOREVER!
Follow along on IG for strike updates: https://www.instagram.com/payusmoreucsc/
- Edward Keenan
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