Walkout of 48,000 striking student workers shuts down UC Berkeley, University of California campuses

BERKELEY — One of the largest higher-education strikes in U.S. history canceled classes, abruptly pushed instruction online and left grades in limb...

November 15, 2022
4:28 AM

BERKELEY — One of the largest higher-education strikes in U.S. history canceled classes, abruptly pushed instruction online and left grades in limbo at the University of California mere weeks before students are bombarded by final-project deadlines and semester exams at some of the country's most prestigious and rigorous public universities. Early Monday morning, more than 48,000 graduate scholars, teacher's assistants, student researchers, sympathetic senior faculty and undergraduate supporters walked off the job on each of the university system's 10 campuses across the state, protesting for higher living wages, better access to child care benefits and greater job security.

Katie Lauer