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Over the past several months, Harvard's Student Labor Action Movement has been fighting layoffs in solidarity with Harvard workers with support of many members of the student body, alumni, faculty, staff, parents and more. Through protests, a petition, vigils, letters, and more, SLAM has brought the message that workers are valuable members of the Harvard community to the forefront of campus and even Cambridge politics. Recently SLAM worked with the Harvard College Democrats to produce a video about the human cost of layoffs:
Below is a press statement detailing Schwarzenegger's veto against funding for University of California labor research centers, namely at UC Berkeley and UCLA.
Yep, popcorn can kill. But not all popcorn kills, just the microwave popcorn made in the factories. The working conditions and Chemical additives used to make the flavorings for microwave popcorn can really hurt workers.
When I first heard about this new system, my first concern or question was, "well, wait... what about the people working those jobs? What will they do?"
The response I always get is that those are unpleasant and unwanted jobs anyway. Sure, that's true, but they had the jobs, didn't they? They obviously needed the job? Have those workers be relocated to other jobs? Or were they merely fired for not being needed anymore?