University’s postdoctoral researchers’ union votes to authorize strike

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Members of UAW Local 2865, a union representing student-workers, protest in June 2013 amid contract negotiations with the University of California. Members of sister union UAW Local 5810, which represents postdoctoral researchers, recently voted to authorize their bargaining team to call for a strike amid an alleged delay in the bargaining process with UC administrators.

The University of California’s postdoctoral researchers’ union has voted overwhelmingly to authorize its bargaining team to call for a strike after UC administration allegedly took more than two months to reply to proposals on issues such as compensation.
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Loan forgiveness all around

A bill introduced Wednesday promises to extend some of the benefits of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program to adjunct professors and faculty, who do not currently qualify based on the number of hours in their workweek. Specifically, this bill aims to offer loan forgiveness to a class of academics
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