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California: Grad Student Workers Union Stages Two-Day Strike As Publicity Stunt

United Auto Workers Local 2865 began a two-day strike on April 2 of the Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs), Teachers’ Assistants (TAs), tutors and readers on the nine campuses in the University of California (UC) system. There are 12,000 graduate student academic workers employed by UC in UAW 2865. The union is currently negotiating a new contract with the university system.

Nursing Jobs Still Growing, But LA Market Faces Saturation

Pasadena resident Nathaniel Furnanz knows the statistic well: the number of nursing jobs in the U.S. is expected to grow by 19 percent over the next 10 years, nearly twice the average of other occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And with more than 7 million people signing up for the Affordable Care Act at last week’s deadline, other experts predict even stronger job growth in nursing and the healthcare industry as a whole.

Nurse Works In Same ICU Where She Was Born

As a newborn, Destany Atkins' parents couldn't wait to get her out of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. At 24 years old, Atkins hates when she has to leave at the end of the day.

When Going To A For-Profit College Might Make Sense

ECPI University has a better reputation than other career colleges. But is it worth the cost? ECPI University's campus here looks like a suburban office park, and that's exactly the feel its career-focused students want. "I was really tired of making $9 an hour. The only way you're going to make more than that is going back to school," says Darius Mitchell, 27. A state-university dropout who has spent years working retail jobs, he consolidated previous student loans and took out additional ones to enroll here.

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