The UC Berkeley Student Strike of 1999

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The UC Berkeley student strike of 1999 was a significant event in the history of student labor activism. The strike, which was organized by the Student Labor Action Coalition (SLAC), lasted for two weeks and ended with the university agreeing to negotiations with the workers. The strike was significant for a number of reasons, including its demonstration of the power that students have to effect change on their campuses.