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imageGrad Students Continue Withholding Grades During Covid-19 Pandemic
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by Spread The Strike!
Email from graduate student to UCSC Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor on the day Winter quarter grades are due....
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:08PM
imageWe Are All We Got — Resources for Mutual Aid During the Coronavirus Pandemic
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by Cat Brooks
I know so many of us are scared and panicked in these uncertain times. The truth is that things are going to get worse before they get better. And we should brace ourselves for that while simultaneously doing everything we can do to prevent the spread, like staying home and washing hands vigorously. What is also true is that we will get through this. As a community....
Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:09PM
imageSanta Cruz County Schools to Continue to Provide Meals for Students
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by Santa Cruz News
Schools in Santa Cruz and Watsonville will continue to provide meals for students impacted by school closures during the week of March 16-20....
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:39PM
imageCOLA & Corona
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by Spread The Strike!
UCSC, like other campuses, has gone online-only to mitigate coronavirus. Rather than maintaining a physical picket, we focus our efforts on the digital picket. Our organizing will only get stronger and more creative!...
Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:11PM
imageWhose University? Day 18 Strike Updates at UC Santa Cruz
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by Pay Us More UCSC
For the 18th day of the strike, hundreds of graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, staff, lecturers, and others successfully closed down UCSC’s main campus for the entire working day....
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2020 12:35PM
imageHuge Turnout for UC Berkeley Day of Action and Solidarity
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by CAL COLA -​ Pay Us More UCB
UC Berkeley graduate student workers, undergraduates and faculty stop work to demand COLA and reinstatement of fired UCSC workers....
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2020 11:44AM
imageUC Santa Cruz Shutdown: Why Classes Are Cancelled
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by Spread The Strike!
Classes are cancelled today because things must change if anything is to carry on at all....
Posted: Thu Mar 5, 2020 3:47PM
imageA Statement by The People's Coalition Post-Firing of the Graduate Students
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by The People's Coalition
We believe it is time that this strike spreads even further, and that it is we undergraduates who spread it. Cola4all is an autonomous direct-action based movement of student-workers reimagining the UC System....
Posted: Wed Mar 4, 2020 6:40PM
imageThis Is America: Interview with Grad Student Workers from UC Santa Cruz and UC San Diego
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by It's Going Down
We feature a discussion with two anarchists involved in the ongoing #COLA4All struggle and wildcat strike popping off across University of California campuses. We talk about how the movement has grown in the face of threats from the UC President and where the strike might go now, after over 80 grad workers have been laid off for participating in strike activity. Scroll down for the audio interview....
Posted: Wed Mar 4, 2020 12:20AM
textMedia Advisory: Coalition of unions unite against cuts to public education by Posted by Lynda Carson
On Thursday, March 5, hundreds of parents, students, educators, support staff, and community allies will hold a rally to demand that the San Francisco Board of Education partner with us to identify alternative budget solutions and prevent any and all cuts and layoffs!...
Posted: Tue Mar 3, 2020 3:36PM
imageStrike Escalates After UCSC Fires Nearly 100 Graduate Student Workers
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by Spread The Strike!
Graduate students at UC Santa Cruz are calling for the cancellation of classes on Monday and for everyone to join us on the picket for a press conference at 9am. On Monday, we wear red for the future of higher ed. The strike continues. See you on the picket....
Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:48PM
imageFor Wildcat Strikers at UCSC, There’s No Turning Back
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by Commune Magazine
There’s a COLA campaign on almost every UC campus. UC Davis is striking with us. UC Santa Barbara is striking with us. UC Berkeley is striking with us. And it won’t stop there: Movements are growing at UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, UC Merced, UC Riverside, and UC Irvine. This is just the beginning....
Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:04PM
imageCall to Action from UCSC Strikers
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by UCSC Wildcats
UC Santa Cruz terminated student workers engaged in a strike calling for a Cost of Living Adjustment. We are hereby calling for the strike to spread, into new quarters, with as far a reach as possible, to every UC campus. We are calling for a day of action on Monday, March 2, with rallies and marches on every campus!...
Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:20PM
imageAFT 2121 Demand The Firing of CCSF Chancellor Rocha For Cause
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by Labor Video Project
AFT 2121 CCSF faculty spoke out about the massive attacks against the college, students and staff. They also voted to call on the Board of Trustees to fire Chancellor Mark Rocha for cause because of his brutal attacks on the students, staff and faculty....
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:50AM
imageUESF Teachers & Staff Ready To Strike As Sup. Matthews Threatens Cuts
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by Labor Video Project
Hundreds of SFUSD workers from UESF, SEIU 1021 and IFPTE along with parents and students rallied and protested against proposed budget cuts....
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:34AM
imageCensorship By UCSC: Administration Blocks Network Access to PayUsMoreUCSC.com
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by Spread The Strike!
Access to payusmoreucsc.com, the website for Striking Workers at University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC), has been blocked on the UCSC network. On February 23, an update posted on GoFundMe by Jane Komori states, "In addition to blocking our website on their network, EVC Kletzer took the openly authoritarian step of forcing department chairs to run all communications with students through her. These petty actions have more in common with dictatorships than universities."...
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:23PM
imageDemonstrations throughout California in support of wildcat strike by UC-Santa Cruz graduate teaching assistants
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by Anthony del Olmo (WSWS Repost)
February 22, 2020 - The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE), the youth movement of the Socialist Equality Party, is holding an emergency online meeting this Sunday, February 23, at 4pm Pacific Time to discuss an international socialist strategy for the UC strike. Visit https://iysse.com/UCstrike/ for further details....
Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:34PM
textUC Santa Cruz graduate students defy administration ultimatum, vote to continue strike by WSWS Repost
February 22, 2020 - The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE), the youth movement of the Socialist Equality Party, is holding an emergency online meeting this Sunday, February 23, at 4pm Pacific Time to discuss an international socialist strategy for the UC strike. Visit https://iysse.com/UCstrike/ for further details....
Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:24PM
imageFood and Agriculture Workshops featured at the 2020 Black Expo, Sacramento State
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by Michael Harris
California State University, Sacramento continues to provide innovative leadership toward expanding essential educational conversations and business opportunity. Our California Black Agriculture Working Group remains steadfast in helping provide tangible ideas and solutions....
Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:46PM
imageUC Santa Cruz Shut Down & UC Dining Halls and Offices Occupied
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by It's Going Down
In what is being referred to as “Doomsday,” UC President Janet Napolitano has given striking student workers at the University of California in Santa Cruz until midnight on February 21st to turn in withheld grades....
Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:28PM