The labor walkout yesterday was amazingly successful! The Collegian’s coverage focuses on the rally, which they say “Within an hour…reached a peak of nearly 1,000 people.” Of course, this is only a fraction of the thousands who refused to attend classes in solidarity.
Many comm-grads and faculty were present, spoke, walked out of classes, picketed, and otherwise supported the effort.
The GEO walkout puts UMass labor activists and concerned workers in solidarity with similar efforts across the country.
The walkout was the second in a series of increasingly public protests. The first was a march on April 1 in which at least 600 graduate students and our supporters participated.
We’re not acting alone, either! Why do we need such a high level of organized protest?