Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Graduate students at Yale and Columbia Universities are protesting in an effort to get union representation for improved benefits. The law doesn't help because at private schools the National Labor Relations Board declares them students not workers. In small town Nebraska, the article Class cuts drive CCC students out discusses a protest of a different sort. Angry at cuts to the automotive program at Central Community College-Columbus students parked cars to delay new construction in parts of the former auto shop and staged a class walk-out. The campus president, in a sad display of non-empathy, declared that the students had already paid their tuition so they could do what they wanted, he didn't care!!