Weird Media Blackout at UM Relating to Strike Report

I’d like to read the university’s report on pay and benefits for contract workers. I’d like to link to it too. But there’s still nothing on the UM web site. Nothing.

I called UM’s usually efficient Media Relations. “Evlynne” — who wouldn’t give her last name — said that she didn’t know anything about getting copies of the report. And there was no statement available from the university. There is no press release. “Where did the Herald get its information?” I asked. “I don’t know,” she said. There will, she said, be a letter to the faculty on Monday. Then she put down the phone.

In fact, it turns out, the Herald sourced its story to an interview with Shalala. I called the President’s office. The person answering the phone said she didn’t know anything about copies of the committee’s report or a statement, and someone would call me back. So far, no one has.

Is it just that everyone is on vacation (it’s Spring Break) or is this just slightly odd?

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One Response to Weird Media Blackout at UM Relating to Strike Report

  1. Sue Ann Campbell says:

    The Herlad’s information differs slightly fromt he information given on camera by Shalala to the local news stations. I watched NBC 6 and WSVN (Ch 7) and that interview did not give the same numbers as the Herald’s article.

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