Graduate Assistants Rally at UF for Lower Fees and More Benefits
Published November 16th, 2012
GAINESVILLE- A group of Graduate students met on the Plaza of the Americas at the University of Florida Tuesday to rally support for increased benefits.
Some of the important items they hope to negotiate with administrators on are: ending grad student fees, childcare, increased leave time, and guaranteed dental and vision benefits.
Co president, Grad Assistants United, Jose Soto says,
“Ask any undergraduate student if they would like to have their teacher grading their papers with a toothache with bad vision and without access to childcare.”
GAU members say a little over 4000 grad students teach half the courses at the University.
In a statement released from the University, representatives state that they are meeting with GAU and discussing contract issues
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