Approximately 150 UC Santa Barbara graduate students marched to Cheadle Hall Monday afternoon, demanding that the university provide a cost of living adjustment. Graduate students have been organizing the demands since Jan. 21, when students held a “sick-out” in support of UC Santa Cruz.

The actions at UCSB are also part of a greater UC-wide cost of living adjustment movement, as UCSC graduate students began a wildcat strike Monday morning, indefinitely stopping office hours, teaching classes and grading until the university agrees to their demands. 

Nexus photographer Kaiyi Yang took photos of the UCSB rally – all photos can be viewed below:

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