Monday, December 12, 2005

GSOC's got the "law" on its side

A letter to the NYU Law School community from Law/Grad Solidarity:
As you know, the grad students on campus are on strike. This strike is not just about wages, health care, or working conditions. It is about the right to collectively bargain and obtain mutually binding agreements. The administration refuses to recognize the union (GSOC) and refuses to come to the bargaining table. The administration has recently threatened the striking workers with loss of their stipends. One of the most important pieces of leverage that law students have is substantial salaries immediately following graduation. Given the steps Sexton is taking, we think it is vitally important to make it clear to him that there will be retaliation where it hurts.

We are asking all law students to take a few minutes out of their day to send Sexton a letter explaining that you will not make any donations to NYU as long as they refuse to negotiate with GSOC. While this is an important sign of support from all law students, it will carry extra weight coming from 3Ls who already have firm jobs. If you have accepted a job with a law firm, please include the name of the firm in your letter. To make this process as painless as possible, we have attached a sample letter.

It is also important to have as many alumni as possible join in this effort. If you have any friends who have graduated in recent years, please contact them and encourage them to do the same.

Please send the letters to
John Sexton
President NYU
Bobst 1216
70 Wash Sq South
NyC NY 10012
NYU mail code 1383

Or email at:
john.sexton@nyu.edu

Please CC Dean Revesz at

New York University School of Law
40 Washington Square South, 406D
New York, NY 10012

or at
richard.revesz@nyu.edu

Sincerely,
Law/Grad Solidarity
We hear similar letters have been sent to NYU Law alumni. Thanks, Law/Grad Solidarity! As former Dean of the Law School, President Sexton will appreciate the gravity of pledges from students/alum refusing to donate.

1 Comments:

Blogger Eric Prindle said...

It's our pleasure :) We have also sent an e-mail to professors urging them to learn more about the strike and join Faculty Democracy.

12/14/2005 3:23 PM  

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