Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Community Leaders Picket With GSOC

Just in from the union:
Today we picketed Bobst and Silver, and ended our day with two fantastic events:

Luis Wilfredo Berrios, a Salvadorian trade unionist and social movement leader, and Luis Adolfo Cardona President of SINALTRAINAL, the Food and Beverage Workers Union in Columbia, here to attend a Law School discussion on human rights in the developing world, refused to cross our picket line and joined it instead! Both addressed striking members and finished our afternoon picket shift on an inspiring note.

Then, famed New York author and journalist Pete Hamill honored our picket line rather than speak at an NYU alumni event in Hemmerdinger Hall. Several alumni also refused to cross. Dozens of GSOC members marched, chanted, sang and danced in front of Silver Center while President Sexton addressed the crowd inside.

THURSDAY, 2pm: Christine Quinn and other City Council members will visit our picket line and speak in support of our union and our strike. Councilwoman Quinn has always supported GSOC, and she spoke at the NYU Town Hall meeting last July (audio transcript: http://www.nyu.edu/provost/ga/noticeandcomment.html). Our support from the City Council is crucial, as any NYU development plans require their approval, so come out Thursday at 2pm and rally with these important allies!

International and local leaders in solidarity. We will win!

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

colOmbia.

11/16/2005 9:51 AM  
Blogger specter of marx said...

Thanks, anon. I know, I know! But it was a direct quote, and [sic] seems too formal for a blog. Besides, I didn't want to set a precedent that then held me to editing all the administration's letter from now on, putting [sic] after all their typos (which appear more often than one would expect in "official" correspondence). Do I lose nerd cred for this?

11/16/2005 10:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the truly pro-union nerdy option would be to correct GSOC misspellings out of solidarity (without including [sic]), and retain the Sextonian typos while underscoring them with emphatic [sics]--again out of union solidarity.

11/16/2005 11:17 AM  

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