The Graduate Teaching Fellows at the University of Oregon have issued a strike notice. Both parties must submit their final contract offers to the state mediator Monday.
The main sticking point is paid leave.
The strike notice places the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation, or GTFF, and the University at an impasse, a 30 day cooling off period.
If a strike does take place, it would be a huge work stoppage at the University of Oregon. Joe Henry is a Graduate Student in Anthropology and the President of the GTFF, which has 1,500 members.