The Temple University Graduate Students’ Association voted to reject a deal proposed by the administration to end the strike that began in late January.
The margin wasn’t close: 92 percent voted to continue the strike (and 83 percent of eligible voters participated).
The university has ended striking graduate student workers’ health coverage and, in what the American Federation of Teachers calls an “unprecedented” move, is demanding they pay tuition, too.
Temple says over 80 percent of the local union members aren’t striking. The union says 40 percent are striking.