Monday, November 28, 2005

Post-Consequence Letter To Do List

I know there has been a heightened degree of concern following the posting of Sexton's infuriating letter. If you're like me, your initial reaction may be one of deflation and dismay. But let's not get too carried away with the pessimism and allow this thing to play out in the next few days. After all, the consequences threatened amount to little more than docked pay next semester. So here's a To-Do-List for the next week (Remember there is still a strike going on).

1) Keep going to the picket lines. We need to demonstrate that we will not be scared by this letter. Even if you have grave concerns about what is going to happen, come to the line until we collectively sort this out.

2) Attend one of the two (or both) of the membership meetings that will be held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings this week. Like it has been since day one, if we are going to overcome this, we need to do so collectively. So join the collective for a discussion.

3) Appeal to your peers. At this time, we need the support from as many people outside of the union as possible. This means if know Hillary's assistant to her personal assistant, get on the horn. Or at least talk to supportive faculty who may be able to throw their weight around.

Shit may have hit the fan today but it's not as if we didn't see it coming. Let's avoid any rash decisions and figure this thing out the way we're supposed to - collectively and in solidarity with each other.

2 Comments:

Blogger specter of marx said...

Nerds gives good advice. And I can't stress attending the membership mtgs enough!!! This whole thing really, truly is about democracy, so GSOC members along the entire striking spectrum need to make our voices heard, no matter what we have to say. Come with your concerns, your doubts, your outrage, your fortitude, your determination, your one-way tickets to Europe--just come.

11/28/2005 8:43 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

http://www.nytimes.com/glogin?URI=http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/29/nyregion/29nyu.html&OP=523efd21Q2FQ25uaHQ25EZsQ2A9ZZQ60.Q25.AAhQ25!!Q25.JQ25nv9a_Q5EZnQ25.JnvoQ51Q7CQ60Q3ET

How is this going to play out? Are they that organized?

11/29/2005 2:30 AM  

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