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UC, teaching assistants agree on contract; strike during exams averted
UC, teaching assistants agree on contract; strike during exams averted

The University of California system reached a tentative agreement on a new contract covering 13,000 teaching assistants, readers and tutors, lifting the threat of a 10-day strike during the coming final exam period at most UC campuses. Leaders of the UC Student-Workers Union UAW Local 2865 and a UC system representative confirmed the settlement Wednesday morning. Claiming unfair labor practices and intimidation, the union had threatened to strike starting Saturday on the eve of finals, which its members often monitor and grade.  The union held a two-day walkout in April, which led to the arrests of 22 demonstrators at UC Santa Cruz. “It’s a good agreement,”...

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