Teaching Assistants Go on Strike at University of Illinois at Chicago: ‘We Have to Fight For the School to Care About Us’ - Diverse Health

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Teaching Assistants Go on Strike at University of Illinois at Chicago: ‘We Have to Fight For the School to Care About Us’

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by Dawn Rhodes

Graduate student employees at the University of Illinois at Chicago, saying they don’t earn a living wage, went on strike Tuesday after more than a year of contract negotiations failed to produce a new work agreement.

Graduate and teaching assistants formed picket lines outside of several east campus buildings and held an afternoon rally and march.

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