University of Florida graduate students protest against unfair living wages

Published: Feb. 25, 2022 at 10:44 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Graduate students at the University of Florida plan to protest what they say are less-than living wages that the university currently pays them.

The protest will be held Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m outside of Tigert Hall.

Students say due to rising inflation, they are paid less now than they were in 2017.
 Currently, grad students on 12-month appointments make 21,000 dollars a year, while nine month appointments make 16,000 dollars.

They will also hold collective bargaining talks with the University next Thursday as well.

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