coming together to end slave-wages at UCI
The Worker-Student Alliance is a broad coalition of workers and students at the University of California, Irvine, who are demanding the administration in-house the currently sub-contracted food service and groundskeeper workers on campus.
The Struggle Continues…After a full year of political struggle across four UC campuses—Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, Berkley, and Irvine—workers and students forced the state to approve an estimated $8.5 million to improve the working conditions of the UC’s most exploited service workers. This effort consisted of numerous rallies, petitions, letters to the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor, banner droppings, a storming of the administration building. Only after a year did the state approve the funds necessary to in-house the workers. Included in these funds was the money necessary for the insourcing of our own Commercial Landscaping Service (CLS) Workers.
There is no price that can be put on the respect of a fellow human being. The university administration is failing on its promiseto inhouse these workers, and saying that these people do not deserve to be treated as equals. Apparently, they believe that with enough money anyone can be brought and silenced.
Let the UCI administration know you're concerned by contacting these folks (please be polite):
Mondays, 9 pm, SSL 145.
worker_student_alliance (AT) yahoo.com
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