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Graduate Students Strike in Michigan, Form New Union in Arizona

HeadlineSep 09, 2020

In labor news, graduate student instructors at the University of Michigan have gone on strike in part to protest the school’s safety plans around COVID-19, as well as the university’s ties to law enforcement agencies, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.

Meanwhile, University of Arizona employees have officially established a union, after months of denouncing the university’s reopening plan and following a series of furloughs and layoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The union has recruited over 200 members so far and will represent current and former U of A faculty, student workers and staff.

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