Yale graduate student teachers hunger strike enters third week

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A group of Yale graduate student teachers have started their third week of a hunger strike in their fight to unionize.

After going 14 days without eating or drinking, three of the original fasters have traded posts with colleagues – per the advice of their doctors.

The group is trying to pressure Yale University officials into negotiating a collective bargaining agreement, but the school has yet to move on the issue.

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Both the fasters and their allies will be gathering tonight outside of Yale President Peter Salovey‘s house for a candlelight vigil Wednesday evening.

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The group is expected to release a public statement this afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

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