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Does anything good ever happen in Missouri?

LiUNA members at University of Missouri are fighting for a contract.

Kris LaGrange's picture
Nov 17, 2015

At University of Missouri, the football players were not the only people angry at University President Tim Wolfe for dropping the N bomb toward the student body president, which has prompted national media attention and around the clock protests. 

Outside the game members from LiUNA Local 773 were talking to fans as they entered the stadium about the attack on service, maintenance and custodial employees at three Missouri campuses.  The workers complaints come after the university changed their pay from a seniority based system to a merit based one in retaliation for voting against a contract in September. 

In Missouri, if a public employee contract reaches an impasse, the employer can unilaterally implement its last offer.  After the action, Wolfe agreed to meet with the union, but with his recent resignation that meeting may be in doubt. The LiUNA members were joined by graduate students who are organizing to form a graduate student union. 

 

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