SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) — Graduate student employees from the University of California, Santa Cruz have reached their fifth day of striking to try and force the university to pay higher wages immediately.
Student workers at the picket lines this week have banded together to withhold last semesters’ grades from the university until administrators provide a cost of living adjustment for the graduate students, who say they cannot afford rent and other college expenses because of low wages.READ MORE: San Ramon Police Arrest 2 Suspects in Repeat Home Depot Tool Thefts
Local law enforcement has arrested a number of students, according to the students’ Twitter page — which has been updated with scenes from the strike throughout the week.READ MORE: Scott Peterson Resentenced To Life Without Parole; Laci's Mom: 'You Will Always Be Their Murderer'
The strike has garnered national media attention as hundreds of students, faculty and supporters picket and fundraise to support the graduate workers.
A GoFundMe campaign has raise over $46,000 toward a $50,000 goal for the striking workers.MORE NEWS: As SCOTUS Reconsiders Roe, Group Pushes California To Become Abortion Sanctuary
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