Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Graduation speaker boycott urged
The union is seeking the boycott as the university has started naming guest speakers ahead of spring graduation ceremonies. Scheduled guest speakers include former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, California first partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis.
The call for a boycott comes after a strike by service and patient care workers that began April 10. In an unfair labor practice charge, members of AFSCME Local 3299 accuse the university of workplace retaliation, threats of police citation and other actions that interfere with their rights...
Full story at https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/human-capital-and-risk/after-strike-u-of-california-workers-urge-guest-speakers-to-boycott-school-events.html