TheVoiceOfJoyce After 6 weeks, 48, 000 teaching assistants, grad student researchers and others, have agreed on wages and benefits, guaranteeing an agreeable base pay for graduate student educators in the California University System. The strikers were represented by the UAW. The students will return to work after the winter break. There stating salaries will now range from $34,000 – $40,000 plus $2000 per semester for childcare. This contract lasts 2.5 yrs.

The agreement would provide wage increases of up to 66% over the two-and-a-half-year life of the contract, according to leaders of the two UAW union locals representing the 36,000 graduate students covered by the deal.

By the fall term of 2024, the minimum nine-month salary for teaching assistants would rise to $36,500 at UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco and UCLA, and to $34,000 at other campuses, according to the university. Graduate student researchers will make at least $40,000, according to union representatives, and workers can get childcare subsidies of more than $2,000 a semester.

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