Six Thousand Univ. of California Lecturers Threaten to Strike

From Labor Notes. Reprinted here with permission. After more than two years of stalled negotiations, 6,000 University of California lecturers are preparing to strike. The lecturers do one-third of all teaching but earn just a fraction of what their tenure-track counterparts do, with little in the way of job security. “I just want a living wage,” said Jasper Bernes, a lecturer at the UC-Berkeley after an October 13 informational picket organized by the University Council American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). At the picket, lecturers and student supporters chanted “Where is Drake?”, protesting UC President Michael Drake’s refusal to meet with the […]
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