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Yale Students Engage in Symbolic Hunger Strike for Collective Bargaining

Yale Students Engage in Symbolic Hunger Strike for Collective Bargaining

“Yale wants to make us wait and wait and wait”

Yale students are engaging in a hunger strike for collective bargaining rights but you need to read the fine print on their fast.

First, this report from the Yale Daily News:

Local 33 members begin hunger strike

Eight members of the graduate student union Local 33 began an indefinite, collective fast in front of University President Peter Salovey’s home on Tuesday in an effort to persuade Yale to begin collective bargaining.

Local 33 Chair Aaron Greenberg GRD ’18, Co-chair Robin Canavan GRD ’19, Camille Cole GRD ’20, Charles Decker GRD ’18, Lukas Moe GRD ’19, Julia Powers GRD ’19, Emily Sessions GRD ’19 and Jifeng Shen GRD ’18 sat onstage at a rally on Hillhouse Avenue to commence the union’s “Fast Against Slow.”

“What Yale could not stop, they are cynically trying to slow,” Greenberg read from a pamphlet distributed at the rally. “Yale wants to make us wait and wait and wait … until we give up and go away. We have committed ourselves to waiting without eating.”

If you can’t read the underlined portion of the hunger strike announcement below, it says “When one of us cannot continue, come take our place.”


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If the year want a symbolic hunger strike they should get symbolic collective bargaining.

I hope they don’t injure themselves during their tantrum. Don’t forget your pussy hats kiddies.

Update: the Yale grad student union is holding a *symbolic* hunger strike (they eat when hungry)

I wonder if they’ll include this on their résumé, when they apply for their first job after college?

“Impressive résumé. We want to give you a *symbolic* job, with a *symbolic* salary.”

johnnycab23513 | April 27, 2017 at 1:24 pm

These are students. They have the right to behave like civilized human beings, to do what they are told, and to study and learn. Nothing else.