[THE CAP TIMES] UW grad students, labor groups demand online learning, improved COVID policies

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A newly formed coalition of University of Wisconsin-Madison worker unions released a statement Wednesday demanding COVID-19 policies that include fully online coursework, payment continuity and hourly student wages.

The University Labor Council’s statement was signed by representatives of the Building and Construction Trades Council, Teaching Assistants Association and local chapters of the United Faculty and Academic Staff and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The group had begun meetings in the spring for reasons unrelated to COVID-19, but UFAS president Alyssa Franze said the pandemic “reemphasized the importance of working together” across unions.

Read the full article by Yvonne Kim from August 6, 2020.