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Clark Graduate Union on Strike for Contract

October 5, 2022

Graduate students at Clark University went on strike this week over stalled contract negotiations, MassLive reported. Members of the student union, affiliated with Teamsters Local 170, are seeking what they describe as a living wage and say that the university has not bargained with them in good faith. Strikers formed a picket line on campus starting Monday and plan to protest indefinitely.

The university said in a statement, “We regret that the graduate students now represented by Teamsters Local 170 have opted—without providing official notice—to initiate a strike rather than focus on reaching agreement on a contract.” Clark said it proposed a 100 percent health insurance subsidy but that the stipend remains a sticking point. Students formally voted to unionize in March. They voted to strike last month.

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Colleen Flaherty

Colleen Flaherty, Reporter, covers faculty issues for Inside Higher Ed. Prior to joining the publication in 2012, Colleen was military editor at the Killeen Daily Herald, outside Fort Hood, Texas. Before that, she covered government and land use issues for the Greenwich Time and Hersam Acorn Newspapers in her home state of Connecticut. After graduating from McGill University in Montreal in 2005 with a degree in English literature, Colleen taught English and English as a second language in public schools in the Bronx, N.Y. She earned her M.S.Ed. from City University of New York Lehman College in 2008 as part of the New York City Teaching Fellows program. 

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