Yet another expression of the multi-faceted attempt by those who fund our institutions of higher learning to obliterate the struggles, problems and achievements of organized and the workng class in general....another move closer to plutocracy!
People have fought hard to have Labor Studies departments at universities - and UMass Boston's Labor Studies helps to meet that school's mandate to be a university accessible to, and USEFUL to all sorts of students - especially students from working class families! (unless UMass Boston has been 100% co-opted to only serve the interests of the 1%)...
We need to have a school that teaches us about labor and the working class
Education is power. The working class needs this program!
Someone has to tell the truth!
Don't forget to like Save Labor Studies at UMass Boston - This is the Facebook group representing the struggle to save Labor Studies at University of Massachusetts Boston! Check it out for updates!
Cutting the Labor Studies BA Program at U Mass Boston is a bad omen, given what happened in Michigan with the union busting "Right-To-Work" law.
I am an alumni of U Mass Boston, since I graduated from Boston State College in 1972, where I was a student from 1967-72. Boston State College became part of U Mass Boston some years after I graduated. I started working as a patient transporter at Boston City Hospital shortly after graduating college to build the union in AFSCME. I was a union...
I am an alumni of U Mass Boston, since I graduated from Boston State College in 1972, where I was a student from 1967-72. Boston State College became part of U Mass Boston some years after I graduated. I started working as a patient transporter at Boston City Hospital shortly after graduating college to build the union in AFSCME. I was a union leader working in the same hospital department - [Boston City Hospital became Boston Medical Center in 1996] - from 1972 to recently. I am currently active with 1199SEIU, a union I held positions in as Chapter Chair, Former Executive Bd Member, and 1199SEIU Training Fund Rep.
While a student at Boston State College I supported Black students who were occupying the college president's office in a struggle for BLACK STUDIES.
The state college considered BLACK STUDIES a "threat" to "national security".
After a number of militant occupations and arrests of students, we forced the college to start a BLACK STUDIES CURRICULUM and hire a Black Studies professor. Every year the Massachusetts State College tried to discontinue the program due to government concern about "national security".
Back then the Civil Rights Movement, and Black Power Movement, was a "national security" concern. The students were always successful in this struggle, despite the threat of police brutality and arrests.
DOES UMASS BOSTON SEES LABOR STUDIES AS A "THREAT"?
STUDENTS, UMASS PROFESSORS, LABOR, & THE COMMUNITY ARE STANDING STRONG TO KEEP THE LABOR STUDIES BA PROGRAM OPEN.
WE CANNOT ALLOW THE LABOR STUDIES BA PROGRAM TO CLOSE, PARTICULARLY NOW, AT A TIME THE RIGHT WING, GOP, AND TEA PARTY ARE WAGING AN ALL OUT WAR ON LABOR, THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT, PEOPLE'S OF COLOR, IMMIGRANTS, & RIGHTS OF WOMEN.
Alumni of U Mass Boston.
As the world economy is predicated on labour, I don't see how anyone could even fathom getting rid of the program. We have to save education for our future.
To get rid of their jobs first. Then all the hell raiser all gone. If it do not effect them -they don't care. Sad-sad-sad mesirable people
Labor in America is the driving force that keeps America moving. Tell them idiot