solidarity across unions

Monday, February 28, 2005

Yale: The local message behind Thursday's sit-in "Every one of us -- both the 15 students who sat in, and the hundreds of students, professors and union members who spent almost nine hours rallying, singing and risking frostbite outside -- had a different reason for spending the day at 38 Hillhouse Ave. to call for financial aid reform. Some of us were there because of personal experience with Yale's financial aid system. Others were deeply offended by President Levin's dismissive responses to questions at last Tuesday night's open forum, and his demand that students choose between a reduction in their parents' contributions or their own. After a campaign that began early last fall, many students had waited long enough for a response from the administration, particularly with the University's budget due to be finalized soon."
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The Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions is a loose-knit coalition of labor unions in the USA and Canada that represents graduate students employed as teachers, researchers, and administrative staff.