UW researchers go on strike amid contract negotiations
Hundreds of research scientists, engineers, and post-doctoral researchers at the University of Washington went on strike Wednesday.
The union representing the group said it spent hours Tuesday trying to reach a last-minute deal with the administration, but failed to do so.
Members want salaried workers to get more pay and more support, arguing they help bring in more than $1 billion every year in grants and contracts for the school's research operations.
The union representing the group is also accusing the administration of using unfair labor practices and trying to evade Washington's fair wages laws for salaried employees.
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