So, from this week 48k academic workers (like grad students and postdocs) across all the Univeristy of California system are on #strike, including here in San Diego.
The #union that represents us is trying to bargain a new contract after ~18 months of delays and procrastination from the University. We are fighting for (among many other things) fair wages that actually reflect the exhorbitant cost of living in California.
This is the largest #strike ever held at an academic institution in the history of the US, and the first ever for postdocs. It has already inspired people in many other institutions across the US to form new unions and to fight for fair working conditions.
I really hope this brings some change to the whole system. We really need it.
Video from the first day of strike at UCSD
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