Faculty statement on academic labor strike

November 29, 2022

The following statement in solidarity with the striking academic workers at UC was recently unanimously approved by the voting faculty members in the Department of Linguistics at UC Berkeley:

We share the serious concerns about compensation that have animated the ongoing strike at UC. The cost of living here is high, and the graduate students, postdocs, and researchers in our department, who are central to academic life, are straining to cover living costs. We urge that these concerns be taken seriously, and we hope that an agreement that addresses them can be reached quickly.