“held a press conference Thursday to express dismay and anger at the school’s cancellation of their free tuition and health benefits”
Students are so used to getting what they want when they protest anything.
The College Fix reports:
Temple U. grad assistants shocked at losing free tuition, health benefits after refusing to work
Striking graduate assistants at Philadelphia’s Temple University held a press conference Thursday to express dismay and anger at the school’s cancellation of their free tuition and health benefits.
The Temple University Graduate Students’ Association has been on strike since the end of January, The Temple News reports. Members participating in the strike received notice on February 8 that their full tuition balance was due in a month.
The TUGSA is demanding a pay increase of $32,800 per year, up from an average of $19,500. Temple has offered a three-percent annual pay increase, “a one-time payment of $500 to certain individuals, double parental leave and additional bereavement leave.”
According to Business Insider, Temple says the value of its graduate assistant tuition benefit is $20,000.
Temple Sociology Department R.A. Bethany Kosmicki accused Temple of getting back at the strikers: “We believe that the way Temple chose to cut off our benefits was in retaliation for participating in our right to strike and are pursuing a challenge to it.”
Ph.D. candidate Madison Ingram, a striking TUGSA member, took to Twitter to mock Temple for its email regarding her tuition payment:
Lol “for my convenience” pic.twitter.com/bc6GjMtbDS
— Madison Ingram (@mings_ga) February 8, 2023
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