The Resource Occupation : the Harvard living wage sit-ins, by Maple Razsa and Pacho Velez, (electronic resource)

Occupation : the Harvard living wage sit-ins, by Maple Razsa and Pacho Velez, (electronic resource)

Label
Occupation : the Harvard living wage sit-ins
Title
Occupation
Title remainder
the Harvard living wage sit-ins
Statement of responsibility
by Maple Razsa and Pacho Velez
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the last decades, colleges around the country have faced student protests over the wages paid maintenance employees. Harvard, the richest university in the world, is no exception. While its endowments have tripled in the last fifteen years, it has outsourced jobs, slashed wages and benefits for its lowest paid workers, and resisted efforts to unionize. Appalled at Harvard's practices, the students galvanized into action. They proposed a Living Wage Programme, which Harvard refused to consider. After three years of peaceful protests the students occupied Masachusetts Hall, site of the President's office. Soon a "tent city" sprang up on campus as other students joined the campaign. Gradually the workers joined the protest, no longer afraid to lose their jobs. With the threat of wildcat strikes and civil disobedience growing, the administration was forced to negotiate. The President accepted unprecedented wage increases and established a committee to review labor policies. Consuelo, a janitor, says "Those kids are unbelievable. They are my inspiration, my heroes."
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
representational
Dewey number
331.23
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Series statement
Global business and economics in video
Target audience
general
Label
Occupation : the Harvard living wage sit-ins, by Maple Razsa and Pacho Velez, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
c
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP1652560/busv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (43 min.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781503407398
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Medium for sound
other
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30049556
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • ASP1652560
  • (OCoLC)794308026
Video recording format
other

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