As a UMB alum, I hope you will give my voice some weight. This program is important.
as a blue collar worker ..suck y dick
The elimination of the labor movement and the elimination of labor studies programs are an attack on all of us.
What about the techs that you want to cheat out of a job of installing and maintaining the automated check out lanes. But I guess your furry only counts for the uneducated 99%ers that want thing handed to them rather than working for something better.
please sign this petition we must study history to avoid repeating our mistakes.
We have already Repeated our Mistake we let the Liberals put OweBumer back in office to finally sell the USA out completely.
solidarity from the School of Management and Labor Studies at Rutgers. We need more labor education, not less.
go get a real job
We need to let the University know that it is wrong to cut funding for a program that supports the interests of most people.
If we let them take away the power of working America we are no better than those that want to take over the world.
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.