Wednesday, June 4, 2014

UC TAs Settle Contract, Call Off Strike

Word comes today that the Teaching Assistants, Readers, and Tutors across the University of California system have settled their contract negotiations with the university.  Members of UAW local 2865 had planned to go on strike during finals to press their demands for a contract settlement.  The strike has been called off.

According to a post on the UCLA Student-Workers Union Facebook page, the bargaining team from Local 2865 and university negotiators agreed on a new contract that includes 17% wage increase over 4 years, TA input on class sizes, additional family leave and childcare benefits, among other things. 

Congratulations to the bargaining teams for reaching an agreement.  Now we can get on with finals!

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