Thursday, April 21, 2005


Yeah, that's me by the hand rail in the hot red pants. The graduate student employees of the University of Massachusetts walked out of work today to protest against proposed wage cuts and health care and child care cost hikes. Joining us on the walkout were a number of faculty members, and members of Teamsters and SEIU locals on campus; and a general boycott of classes by graduate and undergraduate students lent solidarity to our cause.

The action was planned to coincide with ongoing strikes at Yale University and Columbia University where graduate students are fighting to uphold their constitutional rights to free association and for recognition of their democratically elected labor unions.

Student activisim is on the rise across the nation. And without even the threat of a draft!

More pictures of our one-day (for now) strike are available here.


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