An independent graduate student labor group at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Canadian Teaching Assistants Preparing to Strike
Graduate student workers at University of Toronto, who are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 3902, have rejected the tentative contract between their union and the university and are poised to go on strike on February 24. Like UW's Academic Student Employees, grad workers at UT have faced dramatic speedup in the form of increased lab and class sizes in the last four years while simultaneously dealing with major cuts to funding for advanced students.