Saturday, November 9, 2013

TA Union Pushes for Lower TA-to-Student Ratio

The labor union representing TAs at UC has gotten some attention in the San Francisco Chronicle to its demands for lowering the TA-to-student ratio.  Excerpt: ...The students are asking UC to create a Committee on Class Size at each campus so that problems can be addressed on a continual basis, said Josh Brahinsky, a graduate student in history at UC Santa Cruz who serves on the bargaining team... But UC says class size is not an appropriate topic to discuss with the union."Issues related to class sizes and quality are academic issues, not bargaining issues," said Shelly Meron, a spokeswoman for UC...

Full article with link to a union report at

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