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Strike negotiations push forward

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The labors of last semester's "General Student Strike" are coming to fruition this spring. According to student leaders, negotiations with the administration - which began following the two-day long class boycott - are quickly coming to a close.

While negotiations with members of the administration are set to continue until Feb. 22, students will be able to vote on an actual proposal from the administration to the Student Government Assocation during elections from March 6-7.

A rough draft of an agreement between student leaders and the administration is expected to be presented to a general assembly of the student body between Feb. 22 and March 1.

Student Senate Speaker Carla Dominguez criticized the University's current draft proposal in an interview with Massachusetts Daily Collegian correspondent Mike Fox last week.

"The administrations proposal is still missing a lot of points such as the issues put forth by the Graduate Student Senate," Dominguez said. "Currently, there are no plans to fund graduate student diversity and we need to support the other groups involved with the strike."

According to student leaders, more action - including another class boycott - could be in the works.

For an update on negotiations, Click Here for the notes taken during the meetings.

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian is interested in hearing what you thought of the strike. Was it a success? Did it fail? What could have been done better?

Let us know and join the debate.
posted by Derrick Perkins, 6:56 PM


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