On March 29, graduate student workers at the University of Michigan began a strike over what they describe as the university’s refusal to negotiate in good faith. We spoke to striking workers about the walkout, the longest in their union’s 49-year history.
Alejo Stark is a graduate student-worker at the University of Michigan and a rank-and file-member of GEO. He is also a co-producer of Rustbelt Abolition Radio and an organizer with Michigan Abolition and Prisoner Solidarity.
University of Michigan graduate workers are on strike right now — not only for better protections against coronavirus, but also to defund the police.