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Stanford University resident assistants go on indefinite strike

Students at Stanford University walk towards the main quad on March 13, 2015. Photo by Veronica Weber.

Resident assistants at Stanford University went on an indefinite strike Thursday after the university failed to meet their demands, according to the Stanford Daily.

The student staff members live in 28 residence halls and called on Stanford to meet four main demands: provide a virtual option for in-person trainings (a demand that surfaced after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19 after attending a training in person), increase pay, involvement in decision-making, and revise the university's alcohol and drug policy.

Of more than 500 resident assistants which the university hires annually, only about 150 attended a training Thursday morning, the first day of the strike. They went on strike about one week before students are scheduled to begin moving into their dormitory rooms.

This story, from Bay City News Service, was originally published on EdSource.

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Stanford University resident assistants go on indefinite strike

by Betty Marquez Rosales / EdSource /

Uploaded: Tue, Sep 7, 2021, 4:24 pm

Resident assistants at Stanford University went on an indefinite strike Thursday after the university failed to meet their demands, according to the Stanford Daily.

The student staff members live in 28 residence halls and called on Stanford to meet four main demands: provide a virtual option for in-person trainings (a demand that surfaced after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19 after attending a training in person), increase pay, involvement in decision-making, and revise the university's alcohol and drug policy.

Of more than 500 resident assistants which the university hires annually, only about 150 attended a training Thursday morning, the first day of the strike. They went on strike about one week before students are scheduled to begin moving into their dormitory rooms.

This story, from Bay City News Service, was originally published on EdSource.

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Yonatan
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on Sep 8, 2021 at 11:45 am
Yonatan, Old Mountain View
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on Sep 8, 2021 at 11:45 am

Solidarity Forever


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