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United Graduate Workers at U. New Mexico Block Intersection to Protest for Higher Wages

United Graduate Workers at U. New Mexico Block Intersection to Protest for Higher Wages

“We want to make our presence impact well felt throughout campus”

There is almost no way for protesters to make people hate their cause more than blocking traffic. So why do they do it?

Campus Reform reports:

Students block intersection for higher wages

Blocking a busy intersection was the United Graduate Workers of the University of New Mexico’s (UNM) latest protest tactic.

Members of the group recently protested for an hour in demand of “higher wages and to stop a proposal that would increase insurance premiums,” according to KUNM News.

The group reportedly chose the intersection since it is known to be a high traffic area.

“This is a central system, as you can hear from the cars, it really does disrupt the navigation. We want to make our presence impact well felt throughout campus,” protestor Gisselle Salgado told KUNM.

UNM Chief Marketing & Communication Officer Cinnamon Blair told Campus Reform that the Albuquerque school was “disappointed” in the students actions.

“As required by state law and respectful negotiating practice, the University has continued not comment on the details of active negotiations,” she said. “However, we are disappointed in the UGW-UE protest, as their disruptive tactics went beyond a free speech activity, including blocking traffic and entering people’s personal workspace.

She also told Campus Reform that “UGW-UE leaders signed and jointly filed a letter crafted by UNM to the Attorney General requesting clarification on a state law that does not allow state employers to pay more than 80% of an employee’s insurance premium.”

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Comments

The school should fire everyone who stopped traffic!

Sometimes everybody’s wrong and the schadenfreude runs through me.

“Higher-ed” abuses, well, pretty much everybody who isn’t part of the orchestrating hot-take administrative PR cabal. They deserve the push-back from their serfs.

The twerps are cluelessly wrong morally, legally, and effectively, showing what their expensive educations are worth.

Both groups are smugly credentialed, so, really, I can only root for them all to lose. And, they’re managing that.

UNM has plenty of money for football and for contractors who rob them blind but no money for the “grunts” who actually teach classes, maintain buildings, clean campuses and generally keep the university running.