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Over 80 Student Workers at UC Santa Cruz Fired for Striking for Living Stipend

HeadlineMar 02, 2020

Fifty-four teaching assistants at the University of California, Santa Cruz, were fired as they have been carrying out a weeks-long strike demanding a cost-of-living adjustment. The workers were fired after they refused to turn in final grades for the fall semester. Another 28 striking graduate workers who were expecting to be assigned teaching positions were told they would not be hired. Santa Cruz is one of the least affordable cities in the country. The organizers of the wildcat strike have called for the cancellation of classes today in support of the strike.

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