UCSB COLA Movement

“All Smiles, No Swipes”: COLA Protestors Organize Lunchtime “Liberation” for Ortega Dining Commons

The dining hall occupation was an expression of solidarity with UCSB undergraduate students, 44% of whom experience food insecurity.
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“Without graduate student labor, there is no light”: UCSB 4 COLA Rallies as Part of UC-Wide Black-Out Strike

The UC-wide work stoppage started early morning on Thursday; at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, protesters blocked all four entrances to Cheadle Hall.
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In Photos | Graduate Students Block Entrances, Occupy Cheadle Hall In Fight For COLA

At each campus, COLA movements are urging faculty to cancel all classes and undergraduate students to walk out of any classes that professors didn’t cancel.
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“I think people are just fed up”: COLA Organizers Call For Thursday UC-Wide Work Stoppage As Movement Reaches All 10 UC Campuses

With the launch of a COLA group at UCSF, all 10 UC campuses now have rumblings of COLA organizing on their respective campuses. 
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Two Days In, UCSB COLA Wildcat Strike Draws Close to 2,000 Supporters

UCSB’s graduate students are from the second campus within the UC system to go on strike in the fight for a COLA.
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Breaking: UCSC Dismisses 54 Graduate Students on COLA Strike for Failure to Turn In Fall Quarter 2019 Grades

Several graduate students who received dismissal letters posted screenshots of them on social media.
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In Photos | UCSB Grad Students Begin First Day of Indefinite COLA Strike

Graduate students, undergraduates and faculty gathered on Thursday in front of Storke Tower for the first day of UCSB 4 COLA's strike.
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A.S. Senate Passes Resolution in Support of COLA Movements and UCSC Strikers

The resolution's authors emphasized the need for undergraduate support.
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Breaking: UCSB Graduate Students Vote To Begin Full Strike on Thursday for Cost-of-Living Adjustment

UCSB 4 COLA is calling for a monthly amount of $1,807.51.
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UCGPC President Says Napolitano Meeting Is Not To Negotiate a COLA

Strobel described the incident as a “misunderstanding” and said that UCGPC meets with Napolitano on a yearly basis.
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Graduate Students Occupy Cheadle Hall Until Midnight, Rally for COLA and University Support of UCSC Strikers

Graduate students from advocacy group UCSB 4 COLA organized the sit-in in response to a call for solidarity from UCSC graduate students.
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In Photos | “UC, UC, you’re no good, pay your workers like you should”: UCSB Graduate Students Rally In Solidarity With UCSC

Live coverage of the Cheadle Hall occupation can be viewed on Twitter at @dailynexus.
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Graduate Students To Occupy Cheadle Hall All Day Friday For Cost-of-Living Adjustment

In addition to supporting the UCSC cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) movement, UCSB graduate students are fighting for their own COLA of $1,807.51 a month. 
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Janet Napolitano, UCSC Administration Warn of Termination to Striking UCSC Graduate Students

Napolitano said the UC would not re-open the union’s current contract nor would it agree to a COLA in addition to the current contract.
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Across UC System, Graduate Students Unite for COLA Movement

At the root of the UC COLA movements is the concept of rent burden; students’ rent burdens vary, but across the UC, organizers have been using it to calculate COLAs specific to their universities. 
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