Graduate student teachers at the U of O have been in contract negotiations since late 2013. Today (Friday), the group held a "work-in" on campus to bring attention to their still un-met demands.
Fifteen hundred Graduate Teaching Fellows and Research Assistants work at the U of O. After the most recent bargaining session failed, their union, the GTFF, voted to authorize a strike. PhD student John LaRochelle has been on the bargaining team. Today he's studying quietly with 15 or 20 other students in the administration building: