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Senator Bernie Sanders writes letter of support to Columbia Graduate Workers
Today through tomorrow, Columbia University graduate workers will vote on forming their union. Union organizers got a big boost today when none other than U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders wrote a letter encouraging fellow graduate workers to come together, participate in the vote and join the UAW.
"Dear Columbia University Research and Teaching Assistants:
I understand that on December 7th and 8th you will be voting in an election to determine whether TAs and RAs at Columbia will have the right to union representation. I had the pleasure of meeting with a number of you in September, and am strongly supportive of your efforts to hold a free and fair union election…"
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UAW Local 652 Now On Facebook and Twitter
That's right! UAW Local 652 now has a Facebook page and a Twitter account. They can be found at:
LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan’s state capitol building will remain open to citizen demonstrations after workers filed suit and won a temporary injunction against arbitrary closure of the building during massive protests against anti-worker, anti-family legislation supported by Gov. Rick Snyder.
About 3,000 demonstrators were inside and around the Capitol today, protesting Gov. Snyder’s plan to push a radical change in Michigan’s labor laws through the legislature with little advance notice and no public hearing. Michigan State Police responded by closing the building, shutting citizens out of the legislative process.Read more >>>
Michigan is at a historic crossroads. The path we choose will define the economic future for generations of Michiganians.
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