Update (10/28): Melissa Etheridge just retweeted a video of student workers singing ‘Come to My Window’!
This week bargaining took place at UC Santa Cruz for the first time during this contract campaign. Seventy-five fired up graduate students convened for a rally and then marched to the building where bargaining was taking place.
The crowd urged UC Management to meet with them by belting out a boisterous rendition of the Melissa Etheridge song “Come To My Window.” Unfortunately, management remained where they were, peering down at the impromptu karaoke session from a second-floor window.
Later in the day, the bargaining room was full of bargaining team members and rank-and-file UCSC union members (this photo below was taken while management convened outside the room–you are not allowed to record while bargaining is taking place).
For more details about bargaining at UCSC, check out the live tweet by UC Davis Unit Chair Duane Wright: