A Statement of Solidarity with Worker Demands at Harvard

We stand in solidarity with all those who struggle for equality. We stand in solidarity with Occupy Boston and the other occupations throughout the country. We stand in solidarity with students at other universities who suffer crushing debt burdens and insufficient resources. We stand in solidarity with the students who occupied Massachusetts Hall one decade ago. We stand in solidarity with working people at Harvard and across the world.

 

This initial demand represents the first step toward a more just university. Its fulfillment does not necessarily mean we will leave the Yard.

 

We demand that Harvard settle a fair union contract for Harvard’s custodial workers, according to the demands they have put forth.


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5 comments on “A Statement of Solidarity with Worker Demands at Harvard

  1. JM says:

    The Occupy Movement is directed at the entire US Government, not at specific local issues, like HU’s particular bad behavior, which, at this point, is a distraction from the primary issue.
    For example, today, do we support OWS, or the janitors? Both? Hmmm. JM

  2. Jack says:

    Thanks for fixing this. The earlier version of this document wasn’t we stood out in the cold for hours to vote on. It had the editions (“at least,” the promise that this won’t keep us from leaving, etc), but not the subtractions (we only voted for the fourth paragraph and below).

    Still, proud to stand in solidarity with the janitors!

  3. STOP THE OCCUPATION NOW says:

    Demand No. 1: Leave Harvard Yard immediately.
    Demand No. 2: Don’t be a hypocrite. Quit Harvard and attend Bunker Hill Community College to join the 99%.
    Demand No. 3: Get a job and pay back any financial aid Harvard may have already given you.

  4. Garrett says:

    Thanks for making the edits to reflect the consensus reached at last night’s GA.

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