As finals week commences, students at the University of California–San Diego say they are feeling the impact of the largest academic worker strike in U.S. history, now in its third week.
After months of negotiating pay raises, 48,000 researchers and student employees across all 10 University of California (UC) campuses launched a strike Nov. 14, demanding pay raises due to cost-of-living increases.
This has left some classes without instructors and professors without teaching assistants to grade assignments ahead of end-of-semester exams.
Researchers and student employees protest at the University of California–San Diego’s Geisel Library in San Diego, Calif., on Nov. 14, 2022. (Courtesy of Philip Zhu)
Tarah Lachmandas, a third-year communications major at UC–San Diego, said that while faculty in her department supports the strike, they have adapted final exams to accommodate the absence of teaching assistants….
Source: The Epoch Times
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