World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 27 Mar, 2021 03:15 am

Columbia graduate workers hold the line, set to continue strike into third week

Columbia graduate workers hold the line, set to continue strike into third week
The greatest danger facing the strike is its systematic isolation by the UAW, which is aimed at wearing down the strikers, while negotiations are being conducted behind the backs of the rank-and-file.

It was only because of overwhelming opposition to the proposal from graduate students in attendance that this attempt to push through a sell-out deal was thwarted.However, the real threat to the strike and the interests of graduate students is not the exposure of what is, in fact, happening.The deteriorating conditions facing graduate students are part of the deteriorating conditions of workers across the US and internationally.The social demands and concerns raised by the graduate students speak to workers everywhere.

At a Pennsylvania Educators Rank and FileSafety Committee meeting on Thursday, the committee unanimously voted in support of a resolution supporting Columbia graduate students and for an end to the isolation of their struggle.A lifelong Philadelphia resident at the meeting said, “I think it’s important to support the graduate students in New York.

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