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Florida graduate employees and SDS rally against student fees

by Fernando Figueroa |
8/17/11
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Chief Steward Jose Soto speaks on the victories attained by the Graduate Assistants United (GAU) and the current campaign to eliminate student fees. (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Gainesville, FL - The Graduate Assistants Union (GAU) and allies from Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) rallied against student fees leveled upon graduate students at the University of Florida, Aug. 16. Volunteers began by leafleting and talking to teaching assistant employees about the importance of banding together and fighting for the union that provides them with healthcare and pay stipends. Many graduate students are surprised to learn that without the union, fees would go up every year like other campuses.

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