“Last month, members and supporters of the Brown Student-Labor Alliance (SLA), the on-campus organizers of the response, delivered faceless cut-outs representing each fired staff person to the University’s Vice President for Finance and Administration. The facelessness of the cutouts is significant: the University has not released the names of the fired staff and labor contracts dictate that staff risk losing their severance packages if they speak out about their firings…
“Organizers assert that the University, using tactics like privatization, union busting and the recent layoffs, has disregarded its duties to its employees, its students and its host city, and lost touch with its core mission:
serv[ing] the community, the nation, and the world by discovering, communicating, and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation. We do this through a partnership of students and teachers in a unified community known as a university-college.”
Read the whole Huffington Post article about SLA’s campaign against layoffs.