Friday, January 29, 2010

CSUEU Defends Education on March 4th.

CSUEU Endorses March 4 as National Day of Action to Defend Education

On January 25, the CSUEU Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to support the March 4 National Day of Action to Defend Education, a grassroots effort to develop actions at campuses across the nation on March 4 in support of public education funding. With this resolution, CSUEU encourages its 24 chapters and 16,000 represented employees to work with local peer organizations to create actions on March 4 at each of their sites.

The text of the resolution follows below. For further details about the March 4 initiative, visit http://defendcapubliceducation.wordpress.com and http://www.defendeducation.org.

CSUEU March 4, 2010 Resolution

Whereas, the deepening economic decline of California and the United States threatens the maintenance of public services, including education, healthcare and all local, regional and state jobs, and,

Whereas, the need for a unified political strategy and action plan for the defense of public education and the users of these services is critical, and,

Whereas, the continued successful efforts by anti-labor forces using this crisis to make structural changes to bring privatization of education and the outsourcing and destruction of our public services through furloughs and lay-offs in education and public services is growing, and,

Whereas, this year the need to have a united mass action that unites all 1.5 million public workers and those threatened with the loss of their public services to act together collectively is vital, and,

Whereas, the California Faculty Association, the California Federation of Teachers, the UTLA, the OEA, UESF, the California Federation of Labor, the San Francisco Labor Council, UPTE, AFSCME 444, AFT 2121, UPWA and many other organizations have called for support to the March 4 actions to defend public services and education

Therefore be it resolved that the California State University Employees Union (CSUEU)/SEIU 2579 endorses and encourages the local chapters to participate in March 4 actions on their campus and communities.

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