In light of recent protests by a workers union of Stanford employees, The Daily examined the history of the challenges the University’s service workers have faced over the years.
Workers were told that the stickers’ message, “Respect and fair workload,” was “disparaging of Stanford” and thus went against a union-University agreement. Union representatives called requests to remove the stickers a violation of workers’ rights.
Union supporters and hospital workers protest Stanford Health Care’s employee treatment in the midst of growing hospital-acquired infection rates. Meanwhile, Stanford Health Care tries to reach a settlement with the union through negotiations.
The Graduate Student Council discussed various concerns of the graduate student community and whether a union would help.
The short-lived but influential work stoppage by the University of Missouri’s football players early last week affirmed, among other things, the power of sports not only on college campuses but also in American society. It showed us on a prominent and public stage that college athletes are able and willing to quickly effect change at…