Archive for March, 2010

Wednesday, March 31st 12PM West Bank outside of Social Sciences Bldg.

Join Grad Student Workers United as we march for a $200 reduction in grad student fees.

With approximately 1,000 grad students living on $13,000 per year, school-year fees of more than $1,000 amount to an almost 10% cut in wages. Many of these people love teaching and researching, but they shouldn’t have to pay exorbitant backdoor tuition just for the privilege of doing their job.

Come out and support a future with fewer fees!



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On Thursday, March 11th  the Regents’ Faculty, Staff, and Student Affairs committee will be meeting, and we want to be there!

Join us at 9:45 to go into the meeting and be a visible presence. At 12pm we will picket outside of McNamara Alumni Center, where they will be meeting.

Keep the pressure on to demand MORE education and LESS administration! We demand cutting 6-digit salaries before raising tuition and fees, laying off needed faculty and staff, and forcing furloughs onto workers. Make the university work for us!

RSVP AT FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?invites&eid=350642416221

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Work Day Minnesota
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Rally March 4 to ‘defend public education’  University,” said Phyllis Walker, president of AFSCMELocal 3800, which represents U of M clerical workers. 

TC Daily Planet

U of M workers, students rally to “Defend Public Education” | Twin 
The rally was part of a National Day of Action called by workers and students in  Phyllis Walker, president of AFSCME Local 3800, which represents 

Hundreds gather to protest tuition hikes, furloughs
Minnesota Daily
At the University of Minnesota, the group started in front of Morrill Hall  Several speakers railed against a proposed three-day unpaid furlough for all 

U of M president proposes faculty furloughs to cut costs
Minnesota Public Radio
by Tim Post, Minnesota Public Radio Minneapolis — The president of the University of Minnesota is proposing three days of mandatory unpaid furlough for all 

Campuses rocked by education rights protests March 4
Fight Back! Newspaper
Steph Taylor from the University of Minnesota SDS said about their protest, “Over 400 students, staff and faculty rallied at the University of Minnesota

University employees rally against furloughs
However, representatives from the University of Minnesota said the deal will affect all of its workers. In fact, senior administrators like deans and vice 



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