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This talk will address several questions pertinent to the current University of California strike and its place in the wider U.S. labor movement.
- Whom does the UAW represent, and why do they represent graduate students and postdocs?
- What is the trajectory of the U.S. labor movement, and where do graduate students and postdocs fit in (private vs. public; professionals vs. workers)
- How do labor laws matter?
- Why do workers strike, and what power dynamics occur when they do?
- What is the trajectory of strikes in U.S. labor history?
- What is the role of Unfair Labor Practices cases in strikes?
- What are the various parties and sides in the University of California strike? Why might its outcome matter?