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Graduate students who teach launch strike at U-Michigan

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Posted at 5:08 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 17:08:38-04

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Graduate students who teach classes are on strike at the University of Michigan over in-person instruction during the coronavirus pandemic and other issues.

The strikers chanted and held umbrellas while marching in the rain Tuesday.

The Graduate Employees’ Organization, which represents more than 1,000 instructors, has called for a four-day strike.

The vast majority of classes at the University of Michigan have shifted to online.

But the union said the university isn’t doing enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

It also wants the campus police budget cut by 50% and an end to cooperation with Ann Arbor police.