Oh pary pooper. I was trying to get more opinions.
here is the article:
They have essentially gone on strike:
Earlier this month, the students started holding protests on campus and many stopped teaching, holding office hours and conducting research.
Union kind of didn’t do anything. Didn’t point out they have a contract and need to keep doing the research they are paid to do, the teaching they are supposed to, and having office hours.
On Friday, 54 students who already had teaching jobs for the spring quarter received letters from the university saying they were being dismissed from their positions, the student activists said.
The group said that about 28 others, who were part of the strike, were notified Friday that they will no longer be considered for teaching positions.
28 told don’t come back next year, 54 recieved termination letters.
Now the union is upset that the Univeristy is firing “students” for not living up to their end of the contract.
A representative for the union that represents more than 19,000 academic workers across the University of California system said she was surprised by the university’s decision.
“We are shocked by UC’s callousness, and by the violence that so many protesters experienced as they peacefully made the case for a cost of living increase,” said Kavitha Iyengar, president of UAW Local 2865, in a statement. “Instead of firing TAs who are standing up for a decent standard of living for themselves, UC must sit down at the bargaining table and negotiate a cost of living increase.”
So basically the Union is NOW supporting the wildcat strike saying the University MUST change the agreed upon contract mid contract.