Members of the Harvard Graduate Student Union (represented by UAW) have been on strike since December 3rd. The purpose of the strike is to move the university to bargain with the union and settle on a contract. Negotiations for HGSU’s first contract have been ongoing for 13 months. While many put the blame for this extended negotiation on the university, others are criticizing the Auto Workers for their lack of representation as well.

The university and the union were expected to meet yesterday, Dec. 18, for a three-hour bargaining session.