As Grad Student Unionizing Effort Grows, Universities Raise Stipends, Benefits

The national ramifications of the academic strike at the U. of California are beginning to be felt. Graduate students are rallying and unionizing at other universities. For their part, several institutions are boosting graduate stipends, perhaps in hopes of preventing their own labor problems.

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Hasnain says:

“With universities offering better compensation either as concession or a preemptive strategy to address graduate student demands, momentum for the unionization of academic workers is almost sure to pick up steam. While the full implications of the University of California strike are still unfolding, we may be seeing the beginning of a new period of campus activism with labor organizing as a prominent feature.”

Posted on 2022-12-21T15:20:19+0000