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From YouTube: LTC Covers - GEO Rally, October 2021

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Graduate Employee Organization of UML held a rally on South Campus to describe their bargaining process with the university for livable wages.

"After surveying graduate student workers, we found that on average we spend approximately 57% of our income on rent alone, and 70% of graduate student workers are forgoing dental and vision care due to lacking dental and vision plans," representatives of the organization stated.

PhD student Najifa Tanjeem spoke on her experience saying, "We'd like UMass Lowell to address the unlivable wage struggle that their students are going through so that we can work at full capacity and support the university."