“Striking graduate students refused to teach their course sections, resulting in many undergraduate sections being canceled.”
This protest makes the students sound like an Occupy Wall Street rally. It’s being done to support the grad student union. This really should have no place in higher education.
Campus Reform reports:
Harvard students protest university president in support of striking grad students
First-year students at Harvard University walked out of University President Lawrence Bacow’s speech at Parents’ Weekend today as a show of solidarity with striking graduate students.
The Harvard Graduate Student Union began its 3-day strike on Oct. 27 to push for higher pay, better benefits, and additional protections from harassment and discrimination. Striking graduate students refused to teach their course sections, resulting in many undergraduate sections being canceled.
Harvard had attempted to stave off the strike by putting forward a proposal for the union’s consideration. According to an email from the provost obtained by Campus Reform, the university had offered to immediately raise the minimum wage for student workers to $20 per hour, paying $1.8 million more into the benefits pool, and allowing more student workers to access benefits. However, the strike continued for all three planned days.
The union published a graphic telling students not to cross the picket line by going to any event or meeting that would typically be run by a Teaching Fellow. They admonished those Teaching Fellows who continued to work, telling students, “Don’t enable scabs – skip their sections!”
Here’s the video:
🚨🚨🚨First-year students stage a walkout from President Bacow’s address at Parents Weekend in solidarity with student workers. Here’s what they had to say ⬇️ #HarvardonStrike 🚨🚨🚨 pic.twitter.com/Cw4lJiztmN
— Harvard Grad Students Union-UAW Local 5118 (@hgsuuaw) October 29, 2021
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