Late last year, more than 48,000 graduate students, researchers and teaching assistants unionized and went on strike against the University of California system, encompassing nine college campuses. Across the state, schools like Berkeley, UCLA and University of California-San Diego to name a few came to a standstill as thousands demanded higher pay, better healthcare and other improved benefits. We speak with master’s student, Kelsey Wardlaw (who went on strike) about her experience and why unionizing felt like the right path forward.
- Kelsey Wardlaw, masters candidate, Latin American Studies, University of California-San Diego.
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