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Jennifer Klein is co-author of Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State (with Eileen Boris), and professor of history at Yale University. She is active with New Haven's community-labor economic justice alliance, New Haven Rising.
A group of Yale graduate students are protesting their labor conditions as teachers. They are demanding the administration recognize them as a union and negotiate their contract as full employees of the university. After all, graduate students teach many undergraduate classes. Read more →
Yale continues to evade its legal responsibility to bargain with the legally certified union representing graduate teachers at Yale. Since April 25, the fast by graduate teachers and their occupation at Beinecke Plaza has continued as well. Read more →
Two weeks ago, Yale graduate student teachers began a hunger strike to pressure the school to negotiate with their union. Eight committed to fasting, planning only to stop if a doctor says their health is at risk of permanent damage. If a student has to stop fasting, another union member takes his or her spot. Read more →
Philadelphia is now witnessing the 12th day of a hunger strike among workers and parents protesting the draconian Philadelphia school district budget plan passed last month. At the center are the noontime lunchroom aides represented by Local 634 of UNITE HERE. Read more →