Come join the picket to stop ableism, discrimination & outsourcing by the world’s richest university! Meet at the Smith Campus Center, next to Au Bon Pain, 1350 Mass Ave, Cambridge.
Campus workers’ stories:
Paul was told he’d be terminated for “lack of work,” just a few weeks after he returned to his busy job, having had surgery. Patricia came back from a 6 month disability leave and was immediately slapped with a “performance improvement plan;” soon after she received a disciplinary warning. Nassim was terminated by a manager who said his English wasn’t good enough to do the job he’d performed brilliantly for years.
Library Tech Services workers are seeing their tasks outsourced to vendors. 10 library doorchecker positions have been lost due to outsourcing. Security guards in the libraries have seen their hours slashed. Harvard Prez Drew Faust rakes in the bucks on Staples’ Board of Directors, while postal jobs at a living wage are outsourced to Staples employees who earn poverty pay — and Faust says nothing critical about this! This picket also supports the 8 pm action by UNITE HERE for a good contract and against health care cost increases. With over $42 billion in cash & investments, Harvard doesn’t need to degrade anyone’s health benefits, but is pressing all the campus unions to agree to cuts!