wildcat strike

Erika Mahoney

 

At the beginning of the year, hundreds of UC Santa Cruz students gathered and marched at the base of campus demanding higher pay for graduate student workers. Over 40 of the striking students were fired for their involvement in the wildcat strike, but now, they’re eligible to get their jobs back.

Erika Mahoney

 


More than 70 graduate students are now slated to lose their spring jobs, according to the UC Santa Cruz spokesperson. The increase comes after the campus found a total of 74 teaching assistants continued to withhold fall quarter grades.  

 

 

Erika Mahoney

UC Santa Cruz announced Friday that 54 striking graduate students will lose their spring jobs. The news came as the students marked their third full week of not teaching.

Jared Rankin

The deadline for UC Santa Cruz graduate students to turn in missing grades is midnight Friday. It appears the wildcat strike is only ramping up.  

Erika Mahoney

 

The graduate student teaching strike at UC Santa Cruz has entered its second week. The administration says the students could lose their jobs if they continue to not work. 

Erika Mahoney

Graduate students who work as teaching assistants at UC Santa Cruz are escalating their wildcat strike. They’ve been calling for higher pay to cope with the city’s high cost of living. After two months of withholding grades, they're now withholding labor. 

Erika Mahoney

UPDATED 1/9/20 4:30PM: The housing affordability crisis is sparking strikes at Santa Cruz County’s largest employer, UC Santa Cruz. On Thursday, around 200 people joined together in a rally to support those who are striking. The work stoppages began with graduate students and now some university workers are striking as well.