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A group of 60 persons at an open meeting of the Graduate Students and Teaching Fellows Union voted yesterday to hold a rally Tuesday at Forbes Plaza in support of the Union's demands concerning salaries.

The Union's Steering Committee also released a resolution stating the demands formulated earlier this week. The Committee had previously submitted the resolution to R. Victor Jones, dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and expects a response from him on Tuesday, according to Committee members.

The purpose of the rally, by concensus of the group at the meeting, is to demonstrate the strength of support for the demands.

The demands include:

* That there be no cuts in the "real income" of teaching fellows.

* A return to the two-year residency requirement for graduate students, as opposed to the recently-instated three-year requirement.

* The disclosure of the total operating budget of the University.

* Recognition of the Union by the University as the "sole bargaining agent" for graduate students and teaching fellows.

The group also passed two resolutions designed to gain the support of other factions within the University. It voted to distribute open letters stating the Union's philosophy among the Faculty.

The group will ask Faculty members to sign the open letter which expresses "deep concern in a period of declining outside revenues for severe problems caused by revocation of the Staff Tuition Scholarship...and third year residency."

Other business included the selection of four representatives to receive Dean Jones's response on Tuesday, and the planning of a mass meeting for Wednesday to evaluate this response.

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