Rally: No Layoffs at Harvard

Thursday, February 9, 2012 – 5:00pm

1350 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA

See map: Google Maps

No Layoffs at Harvard!

Harvard administrators just announced a plan to restructure the library system that will make libraries “more efficient” by laying off workers. Workers will have jobs restructured and cut by “voluntary and involuntary means.” High unemployment rates make finding a new job nearly impossible, especially for older workers. Meanwhile, Harvard’s endowment grew 21% last year, to $32 billion. Harvard has the money to keep its workers employed. Join concerned members of the Havard community in a rally with Harvard’s library staff to oppose the layoffs in front of the the Holyoke Center!

*** Occupy Harvard General Assembly will be at 6p @ Holyoke Center on Thursday after the rally ***

 

Crimson article about workers’ responses: http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2012/1/25/library-restructure-employee…

Op-ed by Lamont worker Geoff Carens: http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2012/1/24/Harvard-no-layoffs-library-H…

Harvard No Layoffs Campaign blog: http://harvardnolayoffs.blogspot.com/

Harvard Student Labor Action Movement:http://www.harvardslam.com/

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