College students caravanned to American University this morning with backpacks and boxes – all in anticipation of their upcoming classes. Huge banners line welcomed the students, but just beneath the waving flags, hundreds of university workers protested for better wages. More than 500 clerical, technical, and academic staff members went on strike today after wage negotiations stalled out last week following months of contract meetings. WTOP’s Luke Lukert talked with two university employees who stood along the picket line. And we learn from American University why it felt the best and final offer was not far off the union’s demands.