A statement to international graduate students on Sept. 12 said the waivers were canceled because the insurance did not meet Affordable Care Act standards.
The group, formerly known as Fearless Student Employees, is continuing a yearslong effort that would allow them to negotiate wages, hours and other conditions.
The University of Maryland’s chapter of United Students Against Sweatshops Friday held a rally on McKeldin Mall to advocate for a $22.65 per hour minimum wage for this university’s employees.
Almost 50 graduate students presented research in various fields.
This bill differs from similar legislation proposed in the past because it extends unionization rights to faculty on the tenure-track, non-tenure track and part-time.
Yearlong leases are restrictive. Students need semester lease options.
More than 96 percent of members of this university’s chapter of the Association of American University Professors support collective bargaining rights for faculty.
The protest came after this university passed a minimum wage increase this semester for its employees that will start on Jan. 1, 2023.
The fellowship was designed to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of higher education faculties.
FSE is looking to work directly with departments to make changes at the legislative level.