Update 4/19/01

4/19/01 UPDATE ON HARVARD LIVING WAGE SIT-IN

CURRENTLY: The number of police in the building is growing rapidly. Protesters fear removal. YOUR PRESENCE IS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY AND THROUGHOUT THE DAY TO HELP THE SIT-IN CONTINUE AND TO FORCE THE ADMINISTRATION TO NEGOTIATE.

ADMINISTRATION RESPONSE: The administration has refused to negotiate with the protesters, claiming that the conclusions of the Committee appointed last year - which did not grant a living wage - were adequate. We insist that the administrators take the demands of their students, faculty, alumni, and staff - the people who make up this University - seriously. YOU MUST URGE THEM TO DO SO. Please continue to contact them and demand that they negotiate with the protestors:

Neil Rudenstine, President (617) 495-1502, beverly_sullivan@harvard.edu
Harvey Fineberg, Provost, (617) 496-5100, harvey_fineberg@harvard.edu
Sally Zeckhauser, VP for Administration, sally_zeckhauser@harvard.edu
Harry Lewis, Dean of Harvard College, lewis@harvard.edu
Polly Price, Associate VP for Human Resources, polly_price@harvard.edu

EVENTS TODAY All events take place in front of Mass Hall.

ONGOING: Supporters continue to keep vigilance outside of Mass Hall to prevent the removal of protestors and demand negotiations. Stop by for as long as you can. THIS IS CRUCIAL.

NOON: Solidarity Rally

7PM: Panel
Elaine Bernard, Harvard Trade Union Program
John Womack, Professor
Juliet Schor, Professor
Joe Curtone, Somerville Alderman
Harvard Custodians
Amy Offner, Harvard Living Wage Campaign Member

9PM: vigil and reading of worker testimonials