Ashe Building On-Scene Report

Shortly after posting the last update, I got an email from a unionization supporter reporting that

  • The students are still in the adminission office, with no A/C, no access to bathrooms, no water, little food.
  • there is a large crowd around the Ashe Building, supporing the students inside; there’s also police
  • UM President Donna Shalala offered to meet with the students, but only on condition that Father Frank wouldn’t be in the room. The students “didn’t like the sound of this,” and brought Father Frank with them to the meeting, so Shalala walked out on them almost immediately.
  • UNICCO has threatened to start firing people as soon as Thursday

What I’d like to know is why is Donna Shalala afraid of Father Frank Corbishley?

2 thoughts on “Ashe Building On-Scene Report

  1. This letter is being circulated–and I endorse it wholeheartedly–Thank you, Steve! –Warren

    [from]
    Steven Wetstein
    8400 SW 36 Street
    Miami, FL 33155-3202
    Phone and fax: 305-226-2480
    Email: swetstein2@aol.com

    Dear President Shalala,

    I urge you in the strongest possible terms to treat humanely in every
    way the students now staging a sit-in at the University of Miami. I
    believe that they should be negotiated with respectfully and that all
    workers at the UM should get a living wage–more than has until now been
    granted–and they be allowed to vote on the issue of unionization by a
    card check.

    As a life-long Miamian, I urge that you handle the present situation
    in a peaceful manner and recognize the great value to the community that
    well-paid workers and active, caring students represent. Thank you very
    much.

    Best,
    Steve

  2. This letter is being circulated–and I endorse it wholeheartedly–Thank you, Steve! –Warren

    [from]
    Steven Wetstein
    8400 SW 36 Street
    Miami, FL 33155-3202
    Phone and fax: 305-226-2480
    Email: swetstein2@aol.com

    Dear President Shalala,

    I urge you in the strongest possible terms to treat humanely in every
    way the students now staging a sit-in at the University of Miami. I
    believe that they should be negotiated with respectfully and that all
    workers at the UM should get a living wage–more than has until now been
    granted–and they be allowed to vote on the issue of unionization by a
    card check.

    As a life-long Miamian, I urge that you handle the present situation
    in a peaceful manner and recognize the great value to the community that
    well-paid workers and active, caring students represent. Thank you very
    much.

    Best,
    Steve

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