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UC Berkeley students hold ‘wildcat’ strike for more pay, rehiring of fired workers

By Natalie Orenstein March 16, 2020 UC Berkeley will become familiar with term “digital picket” this week, as graduate students, who are already working from home because of the coronavirus, begin a work stoppage Monday. The student workers are going on a “wildcat” strike — meaning it hasn’t been authorized by UAW 2865, the UC graduate student union representing some 19,000 workers — to demand cost-of-living pay adjustments and the rehiring of dozens of their counterparts who have been fired from UC Santa Cruz. “In the Bay Area and across California, wages are stagnating compared to the cost of living,” said Helen, a ...

Students across California march for a living wage

By Caleb Hampton February 22, 2020 Students at UC Davis and across the University of California system rallied on Friday, demanding a living wage for teaching assistants and other graduate student workers. A growing coalition of UC students pushing for a cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, has set off a power struggle between students and administrators. UC students living in some of the country’s most expensive housing markets say they cannot afford to live on their current salaries. “The majority of our pay goes to just trying to have a shelter over us,” said Beshara Kehdi, a Ph.D. student at UC Davis. “We are fighting for a decent ...