Grad Student Teachers Use Union Tactic: Withholding Grades

In an effort to get their employer to bow to their demands, graduate student teachers are holding their students hostage by refusing to issue grades at the University of California Santa Cruz.   Jacob Pierce has the story on   Obviously times are not so good for those students who are not receiving their reward for their honest work and money.

It’s nearly 1pm outside UCSC’s Kerr Hall on Thursday, Jan. 9, and the hour-long rally of at least a couple hundred protesters is louder than ever.

Grad students organized this rally in the quad in front of UCSC’s main administrative building, as part of their strike calling for a “cost of living adjustment,” . . .  Many teacher’s assistants and graduate student instructors went on strike over those demands, and they refused to turn in fall quarter grades, which were due nearly a month ago.