[Marxism] Michigan State should end union organizing seminars, say anti-union lawmakers and builders

michael perelman michael.perelman3 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 19:14:41 MDT 2014


While they are at it, maybe they could cancel courses on business
administration.


On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 7:30 AM, <mckenna193 at aol.com> wrote:

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> I teach organizing in my Anthropology courses. The Michigan state
> legislature is clamping down.
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> March 27, 2014
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> Michigan State should end union organizing seminars, say anti-union
> lawmakers and builders
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> EAST LANSING - The Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan is
> demanding that Michigan State University cancel its BuildingTrades Academy
> program on the grounds that it encourages "organizing innon-union
> construction companies," while a state legislative committee has struck
> funds from the university's budget for 2014-2015.
> "Such activities lack legitimacy when performed by an academic
> institution," Chris Fisher, president of Michigan chapter of ABC, said in a
> statement. "Would the university support a similar program geared toward
> union busting?"
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> But MSU spokesman Kent Cassella said that the program, which began in May
> 2013, is not paid for by taxpayer money but by the trade unions.
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> "Beginning in May 2013, MSU's School of Human Resources and Labor
> Relations was contracted by North America's Building Trade Union Department
> to administer and provide academic oversight of the Building Trades
> Academy," Cassella said in a statement late Wednesday night.
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> The Senate appropriations subcommittee on higher education approved a
> budget Thursday for the state's public universities that docks $500,000
> from MSU's funding because of the university's involvement.
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> full:
> http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2014/03/michigan_states_building_trade.html
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> Brian McKenna
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