Watch for the appearance of the “New” New Voice, the faculty union newsletter (special 12-page edition) on April 30, just in time for May Day.
More May Day events:
Occupy May Day Solidarity Lunch on May 1, 2012 from 12 noon – 2 pm
Local 153 OPEIU (Academic and Administrative Support Staff) is inviting faculty, staff and students to join us in Solidarity with the “Day Without the 99%”
Wear Red (for May Day) and or Black (for OWS) Brown Bag Your Lunch (OWS is calling for “no shopping” on May Day) and break bread together by the Cannon.
The teachers have been working without a contract for almost a year, our union and the other unions are coming out to show solidarity with the faculty and the students who have been subjected to annual tuition increases during a time when many of our students are struggling to continue and complete their educations.
Once they graduate most of our students will find themselves burdened by student debt at a time when finding employment is very difficult.
May Day is “International Workers Day” and has a long history of militancy, especially in NYC.