[act-ma] Fri 10/5, 1:30 pm, Harvard Rehire Mayli, Fired for Reporting Sexual Harassment!

Geoff Carens geoff.carens at gmail.com
Sat Sep 29 07:34:09 PDT 2018


Dear All,

This Friday, 10/5 starting at 1:30 pm, supporters of union member Mayli
Shing will gather at the Smith Campus Center, 1350 Mass Ave in Cambridge,
steps from the Harvard Sq Red Line T stop. We will demonstrate
<https://www.facebook.com/events/235287847338173/> to press Harvard to
reinstate Mayli, who was terminated in February in retaliation for
reporting sexual harassment and racism from her boss. Please join us, and
bring your friends!

Background: the University's pathetic excuse for Mayli's termination was
that she allegedly arrived at work 30 minutes *before* her shift, clearly
not even an offense. The real reason was that Mayli dared to speak out
about her boss's degrading, sexist acts and speech and his racist mocking
of her, complaining to responsible parties, ultimately including former HU
Pres Drew Faust. Her true reports brought only retaliation; Mayli was
accused of lying and marched out of the office when she was fired by
uniformed Harvard cops, in front of all her co-workers.  On the date of
HU's new President Bacow's inauguration, we will press Harvard to do the
right thing and re-hire Mayli with a new supervisor and full back pay!

Read about previous pickets for Mayli  here
<https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/2/16/mayli-shing-protest/>, here
<https://www.harvardindependent.com/2018/02/unions-students-stand-mayli-shing/>
and here
<https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/3/28/second-mayli-shing-protest/>.
Mayli & her allies *will never give up* until she gets justice. Contribute
to Mayli's living and legal expenses here
<https://www.gofundme.com/DefendMayli>.

In Solidarity,

Geoff Carens, Union Rep, Harvard Union of Clerical & Technical Workers
(HUCTW)


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