PUERTO RICO – In the past four days, student bodies from the 11 campus University of Puerto Rico system ratified the negotiated agreement concluded by the student negotiating committee and the UPR administration, thus ending the 60-day long strike. Classes on several of the campuses are to resume shortly, while others will not return until August. At least at the Carolina campus, administrators will not allow students to help in the post-strike clean up process.
In the midst of the celebrations, students are also concerned that due to some of the ambiguity in the language of the negotiated agreement, that tuition increases may be reintroduced in January of 2011. So, several campuses have ratified the agreement conditionally—that tuition doesn’t increase in January. Some consider the fall moratorium on tuition increases as an opportunity for alternatives to be presented. However, students seem to be prepared to go on strike again if necessary.
More of about the UPR Strike:
- 11.April – Occupation Announced
- 12.April – Occupation Attacked
- 21.April – UPR Strike Begins
- 23.April – More UPR Campuses Join Strike
- 25.April – Strike Continues (photos)
- 27.April – UPR Strike Analysis – Yeast and the Oven
- 3.May – UPR Strike Enters 13th day
- 15.May – Police Surround UPR
- 15.May – UPR undersiege
- 20.May – UPR Strike Analysis – Vietnam & Disney
- 20.May – UPR-RP Riot
- 24.May – UPRM announced indefinite strike
- 25.May – UPR-Carolina Interview – Day 35
- 27.May – Photos from UPR, RP March
- 3.June – Message from Negotiating Committee
- 3.June – Students Reinforce Barricades at UPR-RP
- 8.June – UPR Eviction Deadline!
- 13.June – UPR-RP symbolic graduation
- 16.June – UPR-RP students occupy and transform building
- 16.June – UPR Negotiations End in Agreement