WVU Graduate TAs Demand Higher Wages from the University

Mar 7, 2023 | Higher-Ed News

“Nobody wants to go to class and smell bad or not look nice but unfortunately that’s often something that we contend with because we are having to decide ‘do I want to buy professional clothes to teach on or do I want to buy food that I can eat and get the energy to get up and teach every day?” Taylor Miller, a WVU English Graduate Teaching Assistant said.  

Advocates for higher wages said using SNAP benefits is only a “Band-Aid” for the issue and hope the university increases their salaries and lowers the fees they are required to pay.