The Temple University graduate student workers’ strike, which lasted over a month and got ugly when the university pulled tuition and health insurance benefits, has come to an end.
Temple University’s graduate student workers have approved a new union contract that includes thousands of dollars in raises, ending a walkout that began Jan. 31 and had included the university temporarily axing strikers’ health coverage and tuition remission.
Members of the Temple University Graduate Students’ Association (TUGSA) voted 344 to 8 over the weekend to approve the university’s latest offer, TUGSA said. Last month, union members overwhelmingly rejected the university’s proposal. The union represents roughly 700 graduate student workers.
“We refused to be discouraged or intimidated, and we committed to staying on strike until we got a fair contract,” TUGSA tweeted Monday evening.