Graduate Students Protest Union Legislation
The stalemate between Wisconsin Republicans and state workers caught national attention and reopened the debate on the role unions play in the workforce, including on the University of Florida's campus.
Just a few weeks after Florida began their legislative session, three bills in the legislature aim to change the way unions operate in the state.
Tuesday, members of UF's Graduate Assistants United protested the bills that they say would de-certify their union.
But Alachua County Republican Party's Stafford Jones says tough cuts have to come from somewhere, and says a union with just 15 percent enrollment might be a good place to start.
The bills are currently being debated by lawmakers in Tallahassee.
GAU says they will continue to hold protests, and enrollment drives to send a message to lawmakers.
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