The Times podcast: The grad student strike at UC schools

The workload for graduate students, researchers, and assistants who take on-campus jobs related to their discipline is notoriously underpaid and never-ending. Because of this, 48,000 of these workers across the UC system have gone on strike, demanding better wages and working conditions. The strike takes place even if the final is imminent.


Today we examine the background and how to proceed. Read the full transcript here.

Host: Gustave Arellano

Guests: Teresa Watanabe, LA Times education reporter

Read more:

Nearly 48,000 UC graduate students are poised to shut down many classes, labs and research facilities with a strike

UC postdocs and researchers reach tentative agreement, but strike continues

Chaos erupts over grades, final exams and ongoing courses as UC strike continues The Times podcast: The grad student strike at UC schools

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