UCSB COLA Movement

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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UCSB Graduate Students Present Demands for Cost-of-Living Adjustment

UC San Diego, UC Los Angeles and UC Davis graduate students also held rallies yesterday in support of a COLA at their respective universities. 
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In Photos | UCSB Graduate Students Present COLA Demands Amidst UC-Wide Rallies

The actions at UCSB are also  part of a greater UC-wide cost of living adjustment movement.
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In Photos | UCSB Graduate Students Hold Demonstration Over Cost of Living Adjustment

Dozens of UCSB graduate students held a “sick-out” on Wednesday in solidarity with striking graduate students at UCSC, who are demanding a cost-of-living adjustment.
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UCSB Grad Students Hold Demonstration in Solidarity with UC Santa Cruz Over Cost-of-Living Adjustment

Organizers said that the “sick-out” was meant to draw attention to the COLA movement and gather support from graduate and undergraduate students who may not be aware of the movement.
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Graduate Students to Call in Sick on Wednesday in Support of UCSC Strike for Cost of Living Adjustment

UCSB graduate students, on average, would need an additional $1133.57 for their rent to equal 30% of their income, according to an informal UCSB GSA survey.
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In Photos | UCSB Rallies in Solidarity with UCSC Graduate Students

The UCSC graduate students are striking indefinitely until the university agrees to a Cost of Living Adjustment of an additional $1,412 a month.
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