Step 1

New to the COLA movement? Learn about the political conditions that got us here and what we can do to change university working conditions. Here you’ll learn about what the strike is and how it’s an effective tactic to win.

When you are finished with these trainings, be sure to look at Step 2!

The people’s university. 
Think tank for resistance movements 
Training school for a new generation of university labor organizers.

About the strike


Public education free and accessible for everyone - without student debt.
Critical thinking and skills - not bound to the imperatives of the market.
Communities of care and shared struggle - not competition for grades & grants.
Brilliance - without ‘experts’.

Learn your power to organize personal and social transformation.
Decolonize, democratize, queer, and abolish the university.