College Republicans Stage Barbecue Next To Union Hunger Strike
Republican students at Yale University hit a home run after setting up a delicious barbecue, complete with barbecued beef, baked beans, and corn next to the “symbolic” hunger strike that was set up by Yale grad students.
The grad students are members of the newly formed Local 33, are protesting the universities unwillingness to sit down at the negotiating table with them to consider their demands.
As it stands, according to Yale News, the university provides $375,000 worth of benefits for a single Ph.D. student, over the course of 6 years.
Local 33 chairman and city Alder Aaron Greenberg told the New Haven Register that the school was refusing to negotiate because they are holding out in hopes that President Trump will appoint new members to the National Labor Relations Board who are more anti-union.
“The university administration, [university President Peter] Salovey personally, members of the Yale Corporation, top administrators, are personally deciding day after day that instead of negotiating with members of their own community, they are going to wait until Donald Trump appoints new members of the National Labor Relations Board and delay our case to push it to that board.”
He continued by criticizing such a delay,
“I think that is unacceptable. I think that is despicable. They say we have to wait so we are waiting without eating.”
The hunger strike had been previously mocked when Twitter user Dimitri Halikias uploaded an invitation to participate from the group, expressing why they are going on their hunger strike, and what the community can do to help.
However, it also included the phrase,
“Instead of eating your lunch, sit with us and lift our spirits. When one of us cannot continue, come take our place.”
It’s this line that has been repeatedly attacked, with social media pointing out that when you give up food until you cannot continue, that’s not called a hunger strike, that’s called getting hungry and then going to go grab a bite to eat.
Though Halikias’ account has since been changed to private, his “inspirational” Tweet quickly spread across the Internet.
No word, as of yet, as to whether those participating in the “symbolic” hunger strike have sneaked over and grabbed a plate of barbecue when nobody was looking.
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Source: New Haven Register
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