[OPE-L:5442] Re: Opposition to a Proposed Contract--A Notification

Sat, 6 Sep 1997 20:41:31 -0700 (PDT)

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** Reply to note from ope-l@anthrax.ecst.csuchico.edu Sat, 6 Sep 1997 05:59:04 -0700 (PDT)
> Re Paul Z's [OPE-L:5439]:
> It strikes me that many of the issues surrounding the proposed contract
> between SUNY and the UUP are similar to those raised during the recent
> United Postal Service (UPS) strike. Indeed, while I don't have any numbers
> in front of me now, it seems to me that the "casualization" of labor (and
> attempts at reducing bargaining power and job security of labor in the
> name of greater "flexibility" and "competitiveness") are a major aspect of
> capital's more recent attacks on workers globally. What do you think?
> In solidarity, Jerry

Jerry, first of all, take of yourself first and foremost! I know a
number of people who had heart attacks and fully recovered so you be one
of those! OK?

Second, I agree that there is a similarly between UUP and UPS issues but
academic institutions are a rather different ball game than UPS workers
and I would expect much less real fight out of my rank and file
colleagues. But still, one has to speak the reality...


Paul Zarembka, supporting the RESEARCH IN POLITICAL ECONOMY Web site at
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/PZarembka and using OS/2 Warp.