“To have this many workers on strike is really something new in higher education … The willingness of these workers to bring their campuses to a standstill is demonstrating that the current model of higher education can’t continue, and that the current system really rests on extremely underpaid labor.” Time: How the University of California Strike Could Reshape Higher Education. Oddly, the postdoctoral scholars, teaching assistants, and graduate student researchers who have walked out are represented by United Auto Workers union.

+ “American consumers and virtually all industries could take a hit at the beginning of the holiday season if workers do strike as soon as Dec. 5. Congress could intervene and impose contract terms on railroad workers, which is what Mr. Biden is urging them to do.” Biden calls on Congress to avert national rail shutdown.