Monthly Archives: July 2011
In the fifth episode of Invisible Voices, an African American facilities worker at the school who has endured years of the abusive workplace conditions that have been getting so much recent press.
Check out the most recent coverage of the Fourth Solidarity forum in the Diamondback – it really puts in perspective the difference in how seriously the university community and the administration are taking these abuses.
While the amount of publicity that agitating workers have been getting is recent, the abuses that they are fighting against are by no means new. Check out three Diamondback articles from 2007 and 2008 that talk about efforts to get … Continue reading
Daily Censored: Fourth Solidarity Forum for Workers Rights and Respect: Workers and students gather to organize
From the Daily Censored on 7/19/11: Although the university has appointed a three person committee to look into the many allegations that have been made by university workers, workers expressed frustration at an attitude of non-committal and ‘cover-up’ by the … Continue reading
We are looking for more students to walk through the academic buildings in the early morning during housekeepers’ shifts. Housekeepers’ reports of abuse are among the most serious, including instances of sexual assault and racial harassment. Many housekeepers who face … Continue reading
The Fourth Solidarity Forum was a big success. The room was packed, and lots of workers and community members had strong opinions about the abuses and the need for further action.
In the fourth episode of Invisible Voices, Solomon interviews two students, Sam and Jack, who have been heavily involved in the student side of the campaign in solidarity with campus workers’ demands. They discuss the work that students are doing, … Continue reading
In the third episode of Invisible Voices, Solomon interviews Mike, a UMD employee who is one of a growing number of campus workers who have come forward with stories of management misconduct. He will talk about his personal experiences and … Continue reading
In the second episode of Invisible Voices, Solomon speaks with Craig Newman, a campus activist and member of AFSME Local 1072 who has been fighting worker abuse at UMD for decades.
In the first episode of Invisible Voices, Solomon interviews Andrea Zamudio, a UMD alum who has been working with some of the campus workers coming forward with grievances, particularly women of color who are employed as housekeepers.