Monday, June 5, 2006
Labor Struggles at UCI
On the second part of our June 5, 2006 show, we talked with three student activists with the UC Irvine Worker-Student Alliance, who are pressuring the University to hire, in-house, lanscaping and grounds workers. We talked with Fernando Chirino, a 5th year English/Sociology double-major. He is active with MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan), the Worker-Student Alliance, and Students for Peace and Justice. He is also the Grass Roots Organizing Commissioner for ASUCI.
We also chatted with Azael Prendez, a 5th year Sociology major. He is also active with MEChA, Students for Peace and Justice, and the Worker-Student Alliance. He and Chirino co-authored a report (http://www.ocorganizer.com/html/uci_report.html) on the hidden costs of outsourcing of some of the UCI labor force.
In addition we talked with Rachel Vo, a 4th year Sociology major. She is also active with Students for Peace and Justice and the Worker-Student Alliance.
See the press release.