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Yale Grad Students Fasting To Win Union Negotiations With School

Yale Grad Students Fasting To Win Union Negotiations With School

After months of escalating protests, vigils, civil disobedience, arrests and in recent weeks a hunger strike, Yale graduate students are now planning a major protest for commencement ceremonies Monday – all in an attempt to get the university to negotiate with their union, Local 33 UNITE HERE.

"We will not be disrupting commencement," said Aaron Greenberg, chairman of the local that represents the graduate students. But he said, "We'll be there in a big way … We'll be there to hold Yale accountable."

Greenberg said he is expecting thousands of union members from all over the state and the East Coast, as well as clergy and elected leaders.

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