Workers Rally in Amherst April 28

Janitors, cooks, and other workers will rally for justice, April 28 at noon in Amherst. The public is invited to attend. The state workers who are organizing the rally are paid low wages and have no job security. They work for the University of Massachusetts. The rally will be outside the student union building. There is a map at:

www.umass.edu/visitorsctr/Campus_Map

Parking on campus is easy but expensive. Details are at:

http://parking.umass.edu/index.php/home

Public buses run several times an hour from the downtown Amherst Amtrak station, the downtown Northampton Greyhound station, Springfield, and Holyoke to the campus. Details are at:

www.pvta.com

www.amtrak.com

www.greyhound.com

The workers will vote May 3 and May 4 on whether to form a union. Union supporters are asking the public to walk with the workers to their voting places on the days of the vote. Contact bbarrios@student.umass.edu or bftaylor@student.umass.edu.

More information is available from the rally organizers. They can be reached via www.afscme.org

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