NYU grad student strike update
As part of this week's Majikthise Pledge Drive, Lewis Powell requested an update on the NYU grad student strike.
The NYU grad student strike passed the 100 day mark on Thurdsay the 16 of February. Some striking students returned to work at the beginning of the term when the university administration threatened to yank their funding unless they returned to work, but others are continuing their job action. As of February 21, twenty-five strikers have had their pay docked.
Nerds on Strike reports that GSOC members showed up to picket President Sexton at the UN last week.
The students are striking for the recognition of their union. The university stopped recognizing the grad student union after the National Labor Relations Board ruled, incongruously, that teaching and research assistants at private universities aren't workers.
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