Category: Campaigns

Support Striking Workers in California and the United Kingdom

On December 8th, graduate student workers at UC Santa Cruz launched a wildcat strike, aiming to win a Cost Of Living Adjustment (COLA) to their wages and protect themselves from the state’s housing crisis, which pushes many student workers to the brink of homelessness.

The UCSC struggle is ongoing, with strikers threatened with firings and solidarity strikes spreading to other University of California campuses. Faculty on other campuses can sign the support petition in this google doc.

Everyone can donate to the UCSC strike fund here:

Meanwhile in the United Kingdom, tens of thousands of lecturers, librarians and other academic and support staff are striking across the country. The series of staggered strikes, planned into March, focus on issues of pay, pensions and working conditions.

You can support the UK strikers by donating to the University and College Union strike fund here:

Call to Boycott Turkish Government Sponsored Academic and Cultural Institutions

Activists and academics are signing on to a call to boycott academic and cultural institutions sponsored by the Turkish government in the wake if the latter’s Syrian incursion:

We call on academics, artists and intellectuals around the world to oppose the Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria by boycotting Turkish government sponsored academic, artistic and musical events taking place inside and outside of Turkey.

Read more on the campaign website.

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