Friday, January 22, 2010

Over 100 Protest Worker Abuse/Budget Cuts

Thursday, Jan 21st, workers and students supported one another throughout the day. At 1 PM, workers and students marched to Fisheries Building to confront abusive manager Yang Sook Choe (see video here ; and letter to abusive managers here).

Several workers and students spoke out against Choe, then marched to Red Square for a rally, then to the Board of Regents to deliver demands. About 50 students went up to the meeting room of the BoR and delivered demands, while downstairs workers and students also delivered demands and chanted, bringing out UW tower employees as well! See video here.

(This post was originally published by IWSJ at

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Report back: Action against abusive custodial manager

(From Democracy Insurgent, in solidarity with custodians and IWSJ)

Yesterday, 30- 40 students and workers came out to support custodians facing abuse by management and the cops. Protesters targeted the abuse of Andre Vasuqez. Vasquez is WANTED by the UW community for severe abuse.

See video of action here!

The Daily of UW covered the protest, as well as ongoing actions by a new coalition, the UW Student/Worker Coalition (download the paper here).

(This post was originally published by Democracy Insurgent at