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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?
A Zoom link will be sent to confirmed online registrants prior to the event. No registration is required for in-person attendance. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, or for further information, please email Penni Vo,

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