Students, Faculty Keep Unionization Fight Alive

Members of the Seattle University community marched alongside each other earlier this week, signs in hand, to protest the administration’s ongoing fight against faculty unionization. The demonstration began in the Lemieux Library Plaza, where sophomore Wendall Tseng, history professor Theresa Earenfight and adjunct faculty member Ben Stork spoke to the crowd about the “hypocrisy” of the university’s decision to seek court review of the National Labor Relations Board’s decision, which clarified that Seattle U faculty have a legal right to unionize. President Fr. Stephen Sundborg, S.J., claims that a union, or specifically a union with the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU (note the signs in the photos), would compromise the university’s religious identity. Union supporters marched through campus on Tuesday, chanting, carrying a makeshift coffin that held the proverbial carcass of the Seattle U mission to empower leaders for a just and humane world.

Nick Turner, Managing Editor

 

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