Douglas Bishop
Douglas Bishop

As a UMB alum, I hope you will give my voice some weight. This program is important.

Ray Walker
Ray Walker
  • Douglas Bishop

as a blue collar worker ..suck y dick

Bill Barry
Bill Barry

The elimination of the labor movement and the elimination of labor studies programs are an attack on all of us.

Wm Kabrich
Wm Kabrich
  • Bill Barry

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.

Beverly Miller
Beverly Miller

please sign this petition we must study history to avoid repeating our mistakes.

Wm Kabrich
Wm Kabrich
  • Beverly Miller

We have already Repeated our Mistake we let the Liberals put OweBumer back in office to finally sell the USA out completely.

Nat Turner Bender
Nat Turner Bender

solidarity from the School of Management and Labor Studies at Rutgers. We need more labor education, not less.

Ray Walker
Ray Walker
  • Nat Turner Bender

go get a real job

Howard Rotman
Howard Rotman

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...

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 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.

Howard Rotman
Alumni of U Mass Boston.

Malkia NoCry
Malkia NoCry

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.

Fletcher Stokley
Fletcher Stokley

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

Fletcher Stokley
Fletcher Stokley

Labor in America is the driving force that keeps America moving. Tell them idiot

Chuck Weed
Chuck Weed

We need more labor studies- not fewer! (From a LRRC graduate u mass 1985)

Judith Coughlin
Judith Coughlin

The labor movement is under attack right here in Boston now, but we won't back down! Pass it on.

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