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March to Old Main

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Student workers are drowning in the rising costs of living and learning in Bellingham and WWU Admin are unwilling to make movement towards our top priority proposals in bargaining to address these issues – on May Day, we’re putting out an SOS (Support Our Strike authorization vote) call to action for the WWU Community!! March with us to Old Main to show WWU Admin that we will not accept “NO” as their solution to the fix the real problems that educational student employees are facing. 

On Wednesday, May 1st from 11:45am – 1:00pm, we will be Marching on Old Main, and educational student employees and other unionized workers at Western (faculty, staff, operational student employees, etc) will gather together to bring awareness to our Strike Authorization Vote (May 6th-9th) and to the road blocks that Western Administrators are putting up at the negotiation table. As we’ve conducted 8 months of negotiations, our WAWU bargaining committee has responded to the Administration’s concerns, modified our proposals, and made a huge number of compromises, especially to make our proposals more affordable. Despite our flexibility and movement, the Administration continues to insist on a rigid, inflexible framework that keeps student jobs as contingent and precarious.

11:45-12:15 Gather in Red Square, Introductory Speeches, chanting
12:15-12:20 Walk as a group over to Old Main Stairs
12:20-1:00 Old Main Stairs/Lawn informational speeches, chanting,


May 1
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Old Main Stairs


Western Union Workers United