Students in two divisions of the flagship Rio Pedras campus of the University of Puerto Rico have voted to stage strikes next week that could lead to a new round of shutdowns at UPR.
This spring students shut down ten of UPR’s eleven campuses in a two-month action that won major victories against planned budget cuts and tuition hikes. But now the university is looking to implement an $800 tuition increase, to take effect in January, and students are fighting back. At meetings held earlier this week, Humanities students voted to strike on October 19 while Education students pledged to follow on October 21.
Initial plans call for each strike to last for just one day.
I haven’t seen any coverage of the new planned actions in the English-language media — the links above are to Google translations of articles written in Spanish. If you have updates or other links, please share in comments.