For Immediate Release: Occupy Harvard Demands Custodian Contract

14 November 2011, Cambridge, MA—At a general assembly last night, Occupy Harvard released a statement in solidarity with Harvard’s unionized janitorial workers and demanding a “settlement of a fair union contract for Harvard’s custodial workers, according to the demands they have put forth.”

The statement can be found online at occupyharvard.net.

Harvard’s unionized custodial workers have been in contract negotiations for weeks, and their contract expires midnight Tuesday night. The custodians have voted for a strike if the university refuses to settle a fair contract.

Iman James, a senior at Harvard College, says that she and the rest of Occupy Harvard will support the custodians in whatever action they take. “If they go on strike, we will be with them all the way,” she says. “But I really hope that doesn’t happen. It would be really embarrassing for the university.”

Harvard employee and Occupier Keith Rosenthal notes, “we stand in solidarity with fights for economic justice across the globe, but one such fight is happening right here on campus. It’s ridiculous that a university with $32 billion apparently can’t afford a fair contract for its custodians.” Occupy Harvard will be participating in two actions with Harvard’s custodians later this afternoon.

Occupy Harvard also stands in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, in shock and horror at images of police brutality and violence from Zuccotti Park last night.

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3 comments on “For Immediate Release: Occupy Harvard Demands Custodian Contract

  1. 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.

    • FUCK YOU YOU PIECE OF SHIT says:

      Get a fucking life you motherfucking piece-of-shit troll. You must be the biggest loser in the world to have enough time on your hands to persist in writing your crap on this site, day-in, day-out.

      Let’s see how much of a life you don’t have. You posted your vacuous bullshit on:

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      [And these dates and times are probably only the tip of the iceberg, as I’m sure your textual diarrhea permeates the Harvard Crimson website and many other sites where you hope to get the attention your parents obviously never gave you.]

      This is the portrait of a very sad human being who apparently has nothing better to do in the middle of the night and during the best parts of the day than sit behind a lonely computer and complain about a movement that is sweeping the world.

      Do yourself a favor: go back under your bridge and, well, you know the rest.

  2. STOP THE OCCUPATION NOW says:

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