- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - No resolution has been reached as Tufts University students continue a hunger strike over planned janitor layoffs.

Students and administrators met Friday afternoon with the hopes of reaching a resolution on the strike’s fifth day.

Tufts Labor Coalition, the student group organizing the strike, say administrators have not proposed a way to meet their demands, which include delaying the cuts until next spring. The students say they may meet with university officials later Friday.

Seven students are on a hunger strike. Four of them have been fasting since 3 p.m. Sunday.

The university has said 20 workers are expected to be cut, down from about 35 initially. It also says the workers, who are employed by a private janitor service company, have been offered jobs at other Boston-area locations.


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