Calendar of Union Events

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Rally against student debt TODAY

UCATS has endorsed 1 T Day, an event to raise awareness about the staggering levels of student debt in this country. From their website:
On April 25th, the total amount of student loan debt in the U.S. is due to top 1 trillion dollars. This marks a momentous victory for Wall Street—much to the despair of student loan debtors across the country. On this date, the profiteers on Wall Street will be popping champagne bottles, eating caviar, and sneering at the debt-burdened students and graduates who lug around this 1 trillion dollar ball and chain.

Occupy Student Debt Campaign is hosting a party of its own. Throughout the country we will be taking direct action to raise awareness about this crisis as part of a new movement to make education a right.

...[J]oin us at 4PM in Union Square, where Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir will preside over a debt jubilee - an emancipatory student loan debt write-off for all! ... Then, let's march to Wall Street banks and watering holes to spread the news about student debt and drink up the joys of our new-found freedom.

You can find more info at the 1 T Day website.

Wednesday, April 25
4:00 PM start, march to follow

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Rally Against NYU 2031 this Friday

We received late word about a rally this Friday, April 20, in opposition to NYU's 2031 expansion plan.

The march begins at 4:00 at the dog run at the corner of Houston &
Mercer Streets, winds through the Village, and ends at Garibaldi Plaza, just
east of the fountain in Washington Square Park. Since this event starts during the work day, we encourage you to join the rally at Garibaldi Plaza once your shift is over.

You can view a flier for this event here.

Friday, April 20
4:00 start
Washington Square Park, Garibaldi Plaza