Wednesday, February 24, 2010

More layoffs announced! 3/25 protest planned

Five (non-HUCTW) union members at the Sackler museum have been notified they will be laid off. Their last day at work will be June 30. This is likely just the beginning of another wave of destructive, unnecessary job cuts by Harvard. According to the clerical union leadership, there are about 340 (7%) fewer staff members in HUCTW jobs than there were a year ago. Activists in my local will not accept the loss of more union jobs!

Today HUCTW members in the No Layoffs Campaign met to discuss the situation. We set a tentative date of Thursday March 25 at 5 p.m. for our next public demonstration (barring any unforeseen conflicts). We are eager to do joint work with all who are interested to build for this action. We plan aggressive flyering and outreach leading up to the event.

The No Layoffs Campaign is sticking to our clear demands: No layoffs, no furloughs, rehire the laid-off workers. Today we talked about the need to say publicly to Harvard: Open your books! Prove that these hurtful cuts are somehow needed to ensure the viability of the richest university anywhere.

1 comment:

  1. dartmouth collage is going through this too we are w u hope protest togther if possible


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