Greetings in solidarity,
The University of Minnesota is currently in the midst of its annual Community Fund Drive, a centralized campaign to raise funds from faculty and staff to donate to community charities (details are here: http://www1.umn.edu/cfd/). Employees arrived to their desks Monday of this week to find a mass voice mail message from President Bruininks encouraging participation.
Rank-and-file AFSCME union members are carrying out an Alternative to the Community Fund Drive campaign to encourage faculty and staff to give to their organization of choice directly, rather than give the University "credit" for the donation. Details on this campaign are available here: http://www.livingwageavengers.com/communityfunddrive.
Please consider sharing this information with faculty and staff you know to be in solidarity with U Workers.
Living Wage Avenger and Member, AFSCME Local 3800
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist, Dance Program
Department of Theatre Arts and Dance