Monday, October 27, 2014

U. of O. graduate teaching fellows threaten strike over pay, unpaid leave

October 27th, 2014

The union for graduate students who help teach undergraduate courses at the University of Oregon is threatening to strike in a dispute with the administration over pay and leave.
Members of the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation voted to strike unless there's an agreement. KVAL Television reports Monday is the start of a 30-day cooling off period.
Teaching fellows are paid between $25,000 and $30,000 a year. The union wants a 5.5 percent raise plus medical and parental leave.
The university says no part-time employees on campus receive paid leave. It says it has it has expanded its offer through the bargaining process to address most of the federation's concerns.
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