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Higher Education’s Labor Upsurge

May 22, 2023 May 23, 2023

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UC Santa Cruz’s Center for Labor and Community is pleased to host a two-day workshop on the growing labor movement in higher education. This event aims to bring together worker-organizers to share insights, lessons, strategic perspectives, organizing models, questions, and challenges from our various struggles. 

Across the United States and beyond, academic workers are unionizing and taking strike action in staggering numbers. Since 2013, over 120 new faculty union chapters have won recognition. Last year, amidst the largest academic worker strike in history, graduate student-workers at nearly a dozen institutions filed for union election. 

We will be joined by Donna Murch (Rutgers), Carolina Bank Muñoz (CUNY), Ian Gavigan (Rutgers), Jamie Woodcock (University of Essex), Roberto Mozzachiodi (Goldsmiths), Barry Eidlin (McGill), and more! Full program here.

This event will be held at the UC Santa Cruz Institute of Arts and Sciences building located at 100 Panetta Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. 

The workshop is free, but registration is required. Join us!

Sponsored by: Center for Labor and Community, Institute for Social Transformation, and UC Santa Cruz Faculty Association.

Questions? Contact Sarah Mason at the Center for Labor and Community at saemason@ucsc.edu