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Chicago Police Arrest Loyola Grad Workers Protesting Unfair Wages

HeadlineApr 16, 2019

In Chicago, police arrested seven graduate workers from Loyola University Monday during a protest in front of one of the school’s offices. The Loyola student workers and their supporters were protesting the administration’s refusal to recognize their union and negotiate a fair contract for their work as teachers and researchers. The graduate workers say their compensation does not provide a living wage, especially considering the soaring cost of tuition, and that they should be treated more as permanent staff and faculty. Members of the union, which is part of the SEIU Graduate Workers Forward, are calling for a walkout later this month unless the university agrees to a fair contract.

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