6th Solidarity Forum – Next steps to fight UMD worker abuse, Oct 14

Join us this Friday as community members discuss next steps in the JAM campaign for a safe and respectful workplace. In particular, come hear UMD staff talk about their personal experiences with ongoing workplace issues that still need to be resolved.

The administration has released their final report, and it is sorely lacking. Check out the Diamondback editorial board’s take on it here.

The Justice at Maryland coalition will also have a worker solidarity action at the UMD homecoming game.


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Some of the problems:

NO mention of how they will end retaliations: Despite admitting that there is a widespread fear of speaking out, they offer no means to end this climate of intimidation.

NO mention of what will happen to abusive managers: It’s not enough to transfer people around; these people still have free reign on campus.

NO mention of any workplaces outside of facilities management and housekeeping: Many of the worst abuses happen in these departments, but all the abuses in workplaces across campus deserve attention.

NO mention of broader patterns of abuse: These problems go deeper than any particular incident. We need to discuss what systemic problems allow these abuses to continue, and what we can do to end them.

When: Friday, October 14 · 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where: Nyumburu Cultural Center multipurpose room, UMD

(Homecoming rally Saturday, October 15th 11:30am, Nyumburu amphitheater)

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