UO, teaching fellows reach agreement to end strike

The work stoppage lasted eight days.

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The work stoppage lasted eight days.

The tentative contract agreement would create a $150,000 fund that all GTFs could dip into to cover lost wages in the event of medical or parental leave. Every graduate student, regardless of union membership, would be able to receive up to $1,000 for medical leave, and up to $1,500 for a new child’s birth, adoption or foster placement.

The tentative deal also gives GTFs a 5 percent pay raise for minimum wages retroactive to Sept. 15, and another 5 percent pay increase next year. Depending on seniority, GTFs currently receive at least $553 per month.

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