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Fordham graduate student workers OK strike

Vote was 98 percent in support

Posted 4/19/24

Unionized graduate student workers at Fordham University have voted to authorize a strike in a near unanimous vote after 19 months of sluggish contract negotiations. The strike has yet to begin, but workers formed practice picket lines outside university buildings at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus and the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx on Thursday.

"Everybody is ready to go on strike,” Fabio Setti, a second year Ph.D. student from Parma, Italy, told The Chief at the Lincoln Center practice picket. “We don't want to do it, we love our jobs, but this is the only option we have left, and everyone is ready for it."

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