OREGON— According to the Service Employees International Union 503, classified workers at seven public universities in Oregon will go on strike at the end of the month.

The Union represents 5,000 workers across the state. They conducted votes at Oregon schools on Monday and Tuesday to find out how many people wanted to go on strike. 95 percent of them said yes.

These members include college support staff, secretaries, custodians, landscapers, food and safety workers, and IT employees.

The Union says half of their workers make less than $40,000 a year and one in six people qualify for food stamps for a family of four.

“Management has shown that they value donors and athletics over student services,” SEIU 503 Executive Director Melissa Unger said. “University

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