UC Santa Cruz Graduate Assistant Strike

Hi friends,

I’m writing to let you know about the strike currently underway by graduate students at UC Santa Cruz, which started about a day ago. They’re requesting a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) that would provide them an actual living wage in one of the more absurdly expensive areas of the country in which to live. Here’s a link to the twitter account for the strike:

And here’s a good summary, from UCSC PhD candidate Kara Stone, who made the awesome Ritual of the Moon, on why this is important to video game fans in particular:

I’ve already reached out to Kara and suggested that she contact Patrick, but I just wanted to spread the word here for those unaware and to encourage any further support or publicity that folks here might be able to offer.