[act-ma] 9/16, 4-6 p.m. HEY HARVARD: Stop the layoffs, reinstate fired workers, no more pay cuts!!

Geoff Carens geoff.carens at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 17:13:47 PDT 2009

*Dear All,

Somewhere between 97 and 130 unionized clerical workers have been laid off
in recent months at Harvard, not even counting term employees whose
contracts weren't renewed. 35 Harvard custodians have lost their jobs.
Hundreds of other administrative staffers and less-than-halftime employees
have been let go. About 150 custodians suffered a 12.5% reduction in their
already-low salaries, with no decrease in the amount of work they're
expected to do! Hundreds of other workers have taken early-retirement
buyouts, and their co-workers are frantically trying to pick up the slack,
leading to speed-ups and overwork. Conditions for workers in dining halls
are worse than ever.

HARVARD STILL HAS A $26 BILLION ENDOWMENT! The University has increased
tuition, and just negotiated a lucrative merchandising deal. Harvard is
snapping up millions of shares of investment funds. Let's demonstrate to put
healthy pressure on Harvard not to lay off more workers, re-hire the
laid-off employees, and stop the pay cuts! Please join union members,
unorganized workers, students, faculty & neighborhood activists as we

Wednesday, September 16
Holyoke Center, 1350 Mass. Ave, Cambridge (next to Au Bon Pain, steps from
Harvard T, flyer is attached)

Workers in SEIU local 615 will demonstrate at 4 p.m, clerical workers will
appear at 5 p.m., both at 1350 Mass. Ave. We'll rally at least until 6 p.m.!

In Solidarity,

Geoff Carens, Union Rep, HUCTW/AFSCME local 3650
(617) 803-4221

Facebook event:

No layoffs blog: http://harvardnolayoff.blogspot.com/
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