Two Events Opposing EMU Food Service Privatization

Please join Eastern Michigan University staff, faculty, and students for two events next week opposing threatened dining services privatization at EMU:


Show support for EMU’s workers and students facing food service privatization:
When: 11 AM, Tuesday, June 21
Where: outside Welch Hall, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti

Regents’ Meeting

Demand the Board of Regents abandon privatization plans for campus dining services.
When: 1 PM
Where: Room 201, Welch Hall, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti

For directions to Welch Hall, please see this campus map. There is Visitor Parking in the nearby Bowen, McKinney, and Student Center lots, accessible from Oakwood Street. See .

Eclectablog has a good summary of the background to the privatization threat.

U-M Student Labor Coalition Mock Wage Board – Nov 17

Flyer for Mock Wage BoardJoin the U-M Student Labor Coalition for a Mock Wage Board next Tuesday, November 17 at 7 PM, Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (room #1110)

Facebook event

“Come to our Mock Wage Board, where expert speakers, community leaders, and active minimum wage workers will discuss the impact and implementation of raising the minimum wage at the University of Michigan to $15/hour. Based off of the New York City Wage Board, which recently came together to make a recommendation to the City that the minimum wage for fast food workers be raised. They were successful!

While the State of Michigan does not have a wage board, on Thursday October 8, 2015 Detroit15 put on a mock wage board to give workers a voice in our State about their working conditions and the urgency of the minimum wage.

Now the Student Labor Coalition on our campus is bringing a mock wage board here, for solidarity with Detroit15, and for working students and working people on this campus to have a voice about the wages they are making.

At our Mock Wage Board, we will have community leaders, experts on economics and labor, and first-hand workers to discuss the minimum wage situation at the University of Michigan.

All are welcome to join us in learning more about the impact of raising the minimum wage, and to help us formulate a recommendation to the University about this issue”

University of Michigan FIGHT FOR $15 event on April 1

Join a new coalition in the FIGHT FOR $15: a Panel discussion and organizing meeting on raising the Minimum Wage.

When: Wednesday April 1, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: 512 Haven Hall, 505 South State Street , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Parking map: (PDF)

FF15Learn about living wage campaigns around the country.
Take action with us on April 15th in solidarity with minimum wage struggles everywhere.

Speakers: GEO organizers, Detroit fast food workers, student workers, and community members

Breakout Sessions: share experiences and discuss organizing and campaign strategies for the 4/15 action.

Decisions: vote on the course of action for April 15th to coincide with the nation-wide struggle to raise the minimum wage.

Dinner will be served!

Facebook event:

Protect workers and save local democracy in Michigan: Stop H.B. 4052

Sign the Washtenaw Community Action Team’s petition against Michigan’s House Bill 4052 by clicking the link below. If passed, this law may prohibit Michigan cities and towns from passing minimum wage laws, prevailing wage laws, and other progressive local laws:

Black Friday Walmart Rallies in Washtenaw and Livingston County

Support workers fighting for fair pay and respect at WalMart by attending one of three Black Friday rallies in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties on Friday, November 28 . You can find out more details about the rallies at the Black Friday Protest site.

There are three rallies in this area:
Howell – 7:00 AM, November 28
Walmart Supercenter 1754
3850 E Grand River Ave
HOWELL, MI 48843

Saline12:30 PM, November 28
Walmart Supercenter 5472
7000 E Michigan Ave
SALINE, MI 48176

Ypsilanti – 6:30 PM, November 28
Walmart Supercenter 1824
2515 Ellsworth Rd

To RSVP for one of the rallies, go to the Black Friday Protest site.

November 20th: Global Action for Ayotzinapa – Ann Arbor and Detroit

As part of the Global Day of Action for Ayotzinapa , today there will be a vigil in Ann Arbor to support the people of Mexico and their efforts to gain answers in the case of the 43 disappeared students from Ayotzinapa:

WHERE: Diag, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor campus, Ann Arbor MI
WHEN: Thursday November 20, 5:00 PM

For more about the disappeared students, check out this article . There is also an event in Detroit :