May 2, 2022

IU graduate student workers take strike to prospective students

The strike began April 13. (Devan Ridgway, WFIU/WTIU News)

The strike began April 13. (Devan Ridgway, WFIU/WTIU News)

The IU Graduate Workers Coalition gathered Friday in front of the IU Office of Admissions building to bring their strike to incoming students touring campus.

Friday was the last of the university's Red Carpet Days, offering tours and welcome materials to prospective students.

"I would hope that the university would be supportive or, like, try to listen to them," said Thomas Miller, a prospective student visiting Friday.

"If you have a group of people who are working for you and telling you that they feel that they're being unfairly treated, I feel like you should address that."

Graduate workers offered pamphlets to prospective students and their parents and conducted "disorientation" tours to highlight landmarks built with tuition money.

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