Just how oppressed are these striking workers (who rigged a vote for union representation and kept all but 9% of them from voting)? This oppressed:
Yale’s statement says the university “continues to provide unsurpassed support to its doctoral students. They receive annual stipends of $30,000 or more, and a tuition fellowship or other grants fully cover the annual tuition of $39,800.
“Yale pays for the health insurance of all the doctoral students” and “if a student has a spouse, but no dependent children, Yale pays half the cost of the spouse’s health insurance,” it reads.
“If a student has a spouse and children, the university covers the full cost of their health insurance,” the statement says. “Over six years, the total cost of support equals nearly $375,000 for a single Ph.D. student. For a student with a family, the support totals more than $445,000.”
Yale deserves all of this, of course, for even pretending that these people are doing something worthwhile for six years, writing never-to-be-read dissertations on the role of lesbian midwives in Colonial America, but it's still fun to watch.