Six Thousand Univ. of California Lecturers Threaten to Strike

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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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