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PROTEST ON CAMPUS:Wednesday, March 2, 10:30am by George Washington Statue

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from AAUP listserv: USAS (United Students Against Sweatshops) at the University of Washington, formerly known as the Student Labor Action Project (SLAP),  would like to invite you and members of the UW American Association of University Professors (AAUP) to join students in a solidarity action with
Wisconsin unions and workers this Wednesday, March 2nd at 10:30am
by the George Washington Statue on the UW Seattle Campus. This local rally links up to a USAS national day of action called by students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who are currently fi ghting the draconian cuts to workers proposed by Wisconsin’s newly-elected Republican governor, Scott Walker. The action will include speakers from UW campus unions, progressive student groups, and community organizations. Professor Jim Gregory has already agreed to speak as well.

The timing of this call to action could not be more urgent. As you know, Governor Scott Walker not only proposed detrimental cuts to  public workers’ health benefits and pension plans, but has also called for the elimination of union collective bargaining rights. Copycat
union-busting legislation is moving through state houses in Ohio and Indiana. This concerted nationwide assault on collective bargaining rights comes as one part of a right-wing onslaught motivated by corporate greed. It must be stopped. And that’s where we come in.

Over 100,000 workers, students and supporters have rallied at Wisconsin’s Capitol since Valentine’s Day. They have slept-in at the statehouse. They have walked out of classes. Students and workers will continue mobilizing in Wisconsin, but we must all come together to
resist this state-by-state corporate-sponsored movement for privatization, cuts to public services and attacks on basic worker rights.

Come join USAS, students and workers from across the country in taking back OUR economy.

Thanks for your support!

In Solidarity,

Garrett Strain
UW United Students Against Sweatshops

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    There is also a planned statewide student walkout from 10:30 to 2 (Red square at UW-S) to protest disproportionate cuts to higher ed.



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