Lessons from the U of M Strike: Workers on the front lines against a corporate U of M
Come to a discussion with U of M strikers and supporters about lessons from the U of M strike and the need for the struggle to continue.
Speakers will include: union leaders and rank & file strikers, student and faculty strike supporters, and others.
Food will be served. Kids are welcome!
On September 5, U of M clerical, health care and technical workers in four unions went on strike all over the state. The strike began after the U administration refused to give workers the salary increase that other state workers received and that the legislature had budgeted for them to keep up with inflation. The strike was strong, and it sparked dynamic student and faculty movements on campus, including a student-led hunger strike and a civil disobedience protest at the Board of Regents meeting. After almost three weeks out, the strike ended on September 21. Strikers went back to work still angry at the U administration, but better organized and determined to carry forward the struggle for economic justice. Students and professors also continue to organize a fight back against the U administration's corporate agenda.
Saturday, October 6, 2007 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Brian Coyle Community Center (West Bank) 420 15th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN
Contact Info Phone: 612.823.2841