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UMiami students STAND with UNICCO workers!
Nov 22, 2005
This past weekend Pedro, Ginny, and I spent some time with
the wonderful folks of STAND - Students
Towards A New Democracy - at the University of Miami,
a group of students working in solidarity with the UNICCO
janitors. The janitors, who have been trying to organize
Local 11, are staying strong in the face of intimidation
from UNICCO (no thanks to the unresponsive UM President
Donna Shalala!). In 2001, the Chronicle of Higher Education
reported that UMiami pays the second lowest wages to
janitors of all universities in the country (full
article). Saturday night, we participated with janitors
and students in an action outside of UM's football game...
The janitors' energy was inspiring, as well as that of the
STAND gang. Expect big things soon from UMiami!
xo Jack, jack(at)livingwageaction.org