University of Chicago Grad Students Go On Strike

The graduate students of the University of Chicago enacted a strike about a week ago, to switch back to an online curriculum and stop placing the lives of the professors at risk. The University of Chicago has insofar contacted courts to complain about the strike and a lack of ‘education for undergraduates’, but the strike continues at the moment.

The union is demanding better transparency for COVID-19 testing, a universal remote option to work, child care subsidies, a repeal of the $500 international student fee and a demilitarized campus. The group is also asking for more graduate student support through degree timeline extensions and funding, a $2,500 emergency grant, rent freezes and flexible leases for on-campus housing, according to GEO’s website.

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