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UMass union supporters suspended, need support!
01 May 2002
Modified: 12:23:20 PM
UMass students who were arrested on monday's demonstration to support RA union organizing have been suspended and face explusion; in addition to criminal charges. They need support and solidarity now!
WE NEED YOUR HELP URGENTLY NOW!!!!!! PLEASE E-MAIL
> AND PHONE
> ADMINISTRATORS!!!!
>
> Dear All,
> Here is the latest news: the undergraduates who
> were arrested
> yesterday have been suspended from the University
> and barred from the
> University campus. That means they lose all
> academic credit for this
> semester, their housing, their health care, and if
> they are RA's, their
> jobs.
>
> This is an outrageously harsh punishment for
> non-violent civil
> disobedience in protest of the University's own
> illegal actions. This is
> a much, much harsher punishment than that dealt out
> for drug, alcohol, or
> other offenses.
>
> Graduate students have not yet heard from the
> University--their
> registration is handled by an office in the graduate
> school, not in the
> Registrar's office. There is no reason, however, to
> believe that they
> will not receive the same punishment.
>
> Students are entitled to a hearing after their
> suspension, and the
> first hearing will take place at 10:30 tomorrow
> morning. It would be
> very helpful if you could PHONE AND E-MAIL YOUR
> PROTESTS to the
> administration, before and after 10:30 tomorrow.
>
> I think e-mails and calls should go to Acting
> Chancellor Marcellette
> Williams, 545-2211, mwilliams (at) chancellor.umass.edu,
> Javier Cevallos,
> 545-2333 and cevallos (at) spanport.umass.edu, and Dean
> of Students
> Jo-Anne Vanin, 545-2300 and vanin (at) stuaf.umass.edu
>
> PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE WIDELY!
>
> If you have any other ideas for interventions,
> please let us all
> know.
>



*this appeal was written last night and the hearings have been pushed back, so its urgent to contact the UMass admin to put pressure on them.
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01 May 2002
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pics from the union news...the police confiscated my video camera and tape and are calling it evidence.