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Student Union Members at UC Berkeley Occupy Dean’s Office, Issue Demands

Student Union Members at UC Berkeley Occupy Dean’s Office, Issue Demands

“We’re here to try to push the administration to recognize our demands”

https://youtu.be/H3GEKCFpPCM

This is where allowing college students to unionize ultimately leads. Who couldn’t see this coming?

The College Fix reports:

Student union occupies UC Berkeley dean’s office for better pay, police ‘demilitarization’

Members of the UC Student-Workers Union, or United Auto Workers Local 2865, gathered at UC Berkeley’s Sproul Hall yesterday to protest against low wages.

However, about half of those in attendance separated from the main group and proceeded to occupy the office of Dean Fiona Doyle, the vice provost for Graduate Studies. There, they made demands including “greater protections for sexual assault victims and immigrant workers, police demilitarization and child care subsidies,” according to The Daily Californian.

A simultaneous protest took place at UCLA.

“We’re here to try to push the administration to recognize our demands,” said Layne Frechette, a member of the union and former campus graduate student instructor. “We’re grad students — we teach, we research, we produce a lot of the stuff that makes the university the place it is.”

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“We’re grad students — we teach, we research, we produce a lot of the stuff that makes the university the place it is.”

@Protestors … Yeah maybe you do … including the downward slide of education and free speech.

They have every right to protest peacefully on campus. Occupying the Dean’s Office should not be tolerated, and should be met with billy clubs and arrests.

They want to have better protection for sexual assault victims plus they want to disarm the police. Does anyone else see a conflict here?

The Friendly Grizzly | August 11, 2018 at 7:23 am

They are part of the UAW? That explains everything right there. The California UAW just about singlehandedly cause the closing of Ford plants in Richmond, San Jose, and Pico Rivera; GM plants in Fremont, South Gate, and the San Fernando Valley. I’m not sure if Chrysler’s plant in Commerce closed because of them, or not. The militancy was very high; lots of product sabotage, breaking of tools and other equipment was rampant.

When the economy would take a downturn, the car companies would shutter a California plant, and after the upturn, not re-open it.

UAW: The people who brought you the 0-hour work week.

I thought that teaching assistants serve at the pleasure of their respective Department chairs. I bet a non-renewal of a contract and a stint teaching at Cal State Chico might alter their perspective as to who is in charge.

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