UC Santa Cruz Strike: Fighting for our Dreams and the Future of Higher Education

Topics: UC Santa Cruz   Strike, Living Wage Movement,  Housing crisis, Graduate school, Teaching Assistants
Participants:
Veronica Hamilton, PhD student at UC Santa Cruz,
Broadcast Air Date:  02/28/2020
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion Topics:

  • What is the relationship between the housing crisis in California and the graduate strike in UC Santa Cruz?
  • What were the terms of the UAW contract?
  • Why did the UC Santa Cruz campus vote by 80% against the UAW contract?
  • What is the graduate student context to a living wage campaign within and outside of  the University system?
  • What is the monthly stipend for teaching assistants?
  • How does emphasizing the tuition remission, hide the need to question the high cost of university tuition, when the UC system was originally  meant to be  tuition free?
  •  Graduate school has historically been limited to the more affluent class.
  •  How is higher education being diversified?
  • Why do we assume that only rich people should get to pursue their passion?
  • What is  the liboratory frame towards supporting working class issues?
  •  Why shouldn’t we, the support class, not  fill our  hearts and minds to makes us  stronger?
  •  What is the COLA campaign?
  • On February 14 ,2020 the administration threatened termination as disciplinary action against the graduate students.
  •  Many are fighting for their own dreams and many are fight for the future of higher education.
  •  UC Santa Barbara is going on a teaching strike in solidarity with the UC Sant Cruz strike.
  •  Why did UC President, Janet Napolitano threaten to  fire  striking  graduates instead of meeting their  basic needs?
  •  For mote information visit.  https://payusmoreucsc.com/

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