About 150 Leftist community organizers… I mean students, occupied the Administration Building at Emory University in metro Atlanta, on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, for several hours. The students finally left the building after Dekalb County police arrived and threatened to cut off their Wi-Fi and send a strongly worded note to their Mom’s.
The reason for this pseudo-student sit in was the alleged mistreatment of Emory University cafeteria workers, who are subcontracted employees of Sodexo, a large national food service corporation. Another serious point of contention was Sodexo’s corporate decision to eliminate their gourmet coffee express line, “The Emory Latte Express,” due to excessive free refills by the student body.
SEIU members… I mean students, are demanding Emory University terminate its contract with Sodexo. The protest was organized by , a radical Progressive student group at Emory, which models itself along the lines of the Spartacus Movement, has assumed the mantle of representing the besieged workers of Sodexo.
In their noble efforts to liberate the enslaved worker class of Sodexo, as well as avoid doing their homework, the Soviet Council of Students …I mean Students and Workers in Solidarity, drafted a workers’ rights manifesto that they demand the university adopt for all subcontracted employees, as well as any other serfs enslaved by Emory.
Some of the more prominent agitators at the protest included State Sen. Vincent Fort and Isaac Farris, Jr., the nephew of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Another King protester? Talk about carrying on the family business.
"We entered at approximately 115pm yesterday. We kept the hallways clear so that people could conduct their normal everyday business,“ Emiko Soltis, 27, a graduate student in human rights and social movements, an interdisciplinary Graduate student in Emory’s Human Rights and Social Movements program, told Atlanta Progressive News in an interview.
Human Rights and Social Movements graduate program?
Really? There’s a graduate program in that crap?
Well, there’s a future Democrat office holder.
I’m sure Jimmy Carter would campaign for them and George Soros would cut him a check.
"They asked us not to sing and we did, that is probably the only rule we broke. We sang We Shall Not Be Moved and Which Side are You On,” Soltis said. Yeah, I agree that is a little comical. "Our goal is to end the contract with Sodexo, because of… human rights abuses by Sodexo all over the world. We’ve proposed a labor code of contract that would apply to all contracted and subcontracted workers,“ Soltis said.
Wow, you would think that Sodexo was selling nuclear technology to Iran or spooning out gruel in a Communist Chinese gulag or funneling Federal funds to La Raza. Oh, sorry, forgot, those are the planks of the Democrat Party platform.
But, I digress.
"On one side of the debate, SEIU alleges instances of abuse by Sodexo of its employees – such as human rights violated, workers dismissed without cause, reprisals levied for labor organizations, and overwork for substandard wages. Sodexo responds that such allegations are not true and are part of an ongoing smear campaign by SEIU,” Emory University President James Wagner wrote in response to the charge form the Left. "For its part, Sodexo has brought a suit against SEIU, charging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, alleging that SEIU has engaged in blackmail, vandalism, trespassing, harassment, and violations of lobbying law. Sodexo asserts that SEIU uses students and front organizations like United Students Against Sweatshops to help assert its positions,“ Wagner wrote.
United Students Against Sweatshops, indeed. "The crux of the issue appears to stand at the intersection of the competing interests of two giant organizations: on the one hand, SEIU’s interest in breaking more fully into representation of food service workers on university campuses; and, on the other hand, Sodexo’s wish to preserve its reputation and position of leadership in the food service industry,” Wagner wrote.
I think the key phrase here is, ‘breaking more fully into representation of food service workers on university campuses.’ The only thing SEIU cares about is crawling into every crack and crevice of any university campus that can wither into. Isn’t that the standard operating procedures of all Marxist thugs?
If SEIU, Barack Obama, the Democrat National Committee and Hugo Chavez would have their way all of our campus cafeterias from the college level to the high school level to the elementary school level would be staffed, managed and programmed by commies in the cafeteria.
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