The Harvard University Library Executive Director Helen Shenton just announced a plan to restructure the Harvard library system and make it more efficient and high-tech. She plans to fund this by laying off some workers and restructuring the jobs of others. She threatened to cut jobs by “voluntary and involuntary means,” and terrified library workers by refusing to provide details about the plan and recommending that they upload their resumes online.

Read the petition HERE.

Notre Dame Hunger Strike

Today, Notre Dame students are ending a five-day hunger strike with a rally and mass calling on the university to take concrete action against HEI Hotels and Resorts, a company in which the university is invested. Since fall of 2008, students have raised concerns about the unethical labor practices of HEI by leafleting, protesting, meeting with administrators and organizing teach-ins on campus with HEI hotel workers who are leading the struggle for justice at their workplace.

Click here to email and fax President Jenkins and Chief Investment Officer Scott Malpass:

Budget Transparency at Dartmouth College


On February 4th, 2010 more than 400 people gathered at a candlelight vigil to protest impending layoffs at Dartmouth College. I accompanied several other members of the Student Labor Action Movement to the rally so that we might show our support for Dartmouth’s jeopardized staff and allied students. The experience was especially personal to me because I grew up in Lebanon, New Hampshire, a town adjacent to Hanover where Dartmouth is located; the trek to the area was familiar, as were many faces at the rally.

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