Thursday, April 26, 2012

Si se puede: the documentary

This documentary, "Si se puede,"  about the 2006 UNICCO strike at UM is now vieweable on Youtube. Relive the excitement!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Rally for Chartwells workers, April 24th 2012

On April 24th 2012, at the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami, there was a rally in support of the Chartwells workers (food service workers) who are attempting unionize. Here are some videos. First, we hear from two Chartwells workers, Ira and Armand, talking about their working conditions:

Next up is Maria Ramirez. Maria works for UNICCO and was part of the successful campaign by UNICCO workers on the UM campus to unionize back in 2006:

Finally, after a delegation of students, faculty and workers went to the Ashe building, to present the petition organized by S.T.A.N.D. (the progressive students' group), we hear from one of the members of S.T.A.N.D., reading the content of the petition to university president Donna Shalala: