solidarity across unions

Friday, April 22, 2005

Washington University, St. Louis: Hunger strike ends, sit-in continues "The Student Worker Alliance (SWA) concluded their hunger strike Saturday night after meeting with Chancellor Wrighton and setting up a series of meetings about their proposed 'Code of Conduct.' According to the SWA, they ended their hunger strike after receiving verbal agreements from Wrighton on many of the points in their 'Code of Conduct.' SWA also claimed that Wrighton made a verbal agreement dedicating increased financial resources to workers' rights and benefits. "
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The Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions is a loose-knit coalition of labor unions in the USA and Canada that represents graduate students employed as teachers, researchers, and administrative staff.