Yale administration speaks out amidst growing concerns over protests on campus

Yale administration speaks out amidst growing concerns over protests on campus


3 NEW AT 10 –YALE UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS … SPEAKING OUT TONIGHT … AS CONCERN GROWS THAT GRADUATE STUDENTS.. PROTESTING UNION NEGOTIATIONS.. WILL DISRUPT COMMENCEMENT CERMONIES NEXT WEEK.THOSE GRADUATE STUDENT TEACHERS HAVE BEEN PROTESTING AND áFASTINGá FOR TWO- AND-A-HALF áWEEKS. AND THEY SAY THEY SHOW UP AT GRADUATION. NEWS 8’S JACQUIE SLATER LIVE TONIGHT IN NEWS 8 CONTROL WITH THE LATEST.JACQUIE. 3 UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS WANT TO CLEAR UP THE MISCONCEPTION THAT THEY ARE ANTI-UNION.THEY SAY THEY FULLY SUPPORT LABOR UNIONS ON CAMPUS .BUT, IN THIS CASE, THEY FEEL THE PUSH FOR GRADUATE STUDENT TEACHERS TO UNIONIZE IS UNJUSTIFIED.AND NOT AN ACCURATE REPRESENTATION OF THE GROUP AS A WHOLE. 3 FOR NEARLY THREE WEEKS …. THE BATTLE HAS WAGED.GRADUATE STUDENT TEACHERS STANDING FIRM IN EFFORTS TO NEGOTIATE UNION CONTRACTS WITH LEADERSHIP AT YALE UNIVERSITY.HUNGER FASTS, CANDLELIGHT VIGILS ….EVEN BLOCKING TRAFFIC ON A THURSDAY MORNING .EILEEN O’CONNOR -VP COMMUNICATIONS YALE UNIVERSITY 4:25THAT IS WHAT IS REALLY CONCERNING US NOW. FOR THE SAFETY OF THE COMMUNITY AND THE SAFETY OF THE CITY TO BE PERFECTLY FRANKAFTER WEEKS OF REQUESTS, THE SCHOOL IS SPEAKING OUT TODAY IN THEIR DEFENSE.CALLING THE VOTE TO UNIONIZE UNFAIR AND UNDEMOCRATIC.BREAKING IT DOWN BY THE NUMBERS YALE SAYS OUT OF 2600 DOCTORAL STUDENTS … ONLY 157 VOTED TO UNIONIZE. EACH DOCTORAL STUDENT RECEIVES FREE TUITION, FREE HEALTHCARE, AND GETS A 30-THOUSAND DOLLAR STIPEND EACH YEAR.YALE ESTIMATES THEY SPEND ABOUT 375- THOUSAND DOLLARS ON EACH STUDENT TO OBTAIN THEIR PH -D. 1:25″WE DON’T SEE THE GRADUATE STUDENTS AS EMPLOYEES, WE SEE THEM AS STUDENTS BECAUSE THEY TEACH ONLY FOUR SEMESTERS OUT OF THEIR 12 SEMESTERS”1:36THAT TEACHING IS REQUIRED FOR THEM TO HAVE A CAREER IN ACADEMIA, IT’S A TRAINING AND WHEN THEY’RE TEACHING IT’S ONLY PART-TIME DURING THE SEMESTER YALE IS APPEALING THE VOTE … AND SAYS THEY SIMPLY CANNOT NEGOTIATE WITH LEGAL MATTERS PENDING.ROBIN CANAVAN IS CO- CHAIR OF THE NEWLY FORMED LOCAL 33 AND DISAGREES WITH THE APPEAL.16:24”THEY ARE USING THEIR WEALTH TO PAY UNION BUSTING LAWYERS TO STALL IN HOPES THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WILL TAKE AWAY THE RIGHTS THAT WE HAVE WON TO BE REPRESENTED BY A UNION AS WORKERS.COMMENCEMENT IS JUST ONE WEEK AWAY.YALE ADMINISTRATION IS AWARE OF EFFORTS TO BRING THE UNION DEBATE TO A DAY THEY SAY IT HAS NO PLACE.4:46WE’RE JUST HOPING THAT THE STUDENTS THEMSELVES WILL REALIZE THAT THIS IS A DAY FOR FAMILIES AND FOR YALE GRADUATING STUDENTS, INCLUDING GRADUATE STUDENTS WHO ARE GETTIG THEIR PH-D’S TO CELEBRATE THAT ACHIEVEMENT WHILE NOT GIVING SPECIFICS, CANAVAN SAYS THEY WILL INDEED BE THERE.ROBIN CANAVAN -CO- CHAIR LOCAL 3315:34″WE WILL BE HERE JOINED BY OUR ALLIES ON COMMENCEMENT TO HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE. TO DO THE RIGHT THING.” 3 OTHE UNIVERSITIES, MOSTLY PUBLIC NOT PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS, HAVE UNIONIZED GRADUATE TEACHERS BUT THEY DID SO AS A WHOLE …. NOT INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENTS VOTING ON THEIR OWN.YALE POINTS OUT SOME OF THOSE SCHOOLS ARE APPEALING THE DECISIONS AS WELL.LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM,

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