I graduated U/Mass through this program in 2003. No way should it be eliminated!
Private schools, such as Cornell, Harvard, etc., manage to keep their labor programs going. In NY Cornell has "partnered" with The Murphy Institute, City University of New York (CUNY) but its more like a non-hostile takeover for Cornell and a survival strategy for CUNY. Labor unions need to step up and in.
The Haves are working non-stop to keep the Have-Nots from bettering their lives.
Education is the key to everything in life. Without education there is little to no chance of achieving more. Without education workers are easy targets for the lies, omissions and half-truths perpetuated by the Corporations and their paid lackeys.
If America is to regain it's role as a leader in advancing science, technology and manufacturing the workforce must be capable of understanding the issues.
try buying American made....if you can find it...pur politicains and big business have sent all them jobs out of this country...
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
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.