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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:42 PM
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Strike exposes poverty behind scenes at Yale
http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,10...

Yale is the largest employer in a predominantly black town, where more than a third of families with children under five live in poverty.

New Haven has a higher infant mortality rate than Costa Rica; With its 6.9bn ($11bn) tax exempt endowment, Yale could cover Costa Rica's public health budget until 2015 and still have change left over to build a couple more hospitals.

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But the dispute, now entering its third week, is becoming increasingly bitter. On Saturday the leader of America's largest trade union confederation, the AFL-CIO, was arrested when 10,000 workers from the north-east converged on the town to show solidarity. Two weeks ago, the civil rights leader Jesse Jackson was arrested.
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Among the parents saying goodbye to their children was the leading Democratic presidential contender, Howard Dean, whose daughter studies there. As a student, Mr Dean tried to shut down the university's power plant in a previous strike.


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quilp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:47 PM
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1. Just tell George Bush. He'll deal with it. He has influence at Yale!
He graduated from there. He is a compassionate conservative. His dad is on the board. Contact the White House. That's my advice.
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Laughing Mirror Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:42 PM
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2. so President Dean, Lieberman, or Kerry
would then be the fourth consecutive prez from Yale

hmmm....

hadn't thought about it in those terms

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Nottingham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:49 PM
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3. I'm proud of the AFL-CIO
They are fighting back! :bounce:
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:51 PM
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4. You Would Think
Yale would use their medical school and medical center to help the community and reduce health care costs for their employees.

I suppose their business school graduates are too worried about avoiding prison after graduation that they can't think to help their community as a whole.
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:13 PM
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5. Universitys always screw the hired help.
Sure, the professors get between 70 and 150 Kilobucks every year, and some of them don't even teach, they have "Teaching Assistants" do all the dirty work while they work on "Research"...

The BEST of the Service level folks make maybe 40 grand, Clerical makes 30.
Don't ask what the folks who dump wastebaskets and rake leaves get...

My job's 2 biggest draws are NCAA TV contracts and Research Grants ($$$$$$$$$$)They could get rid of the students, join the NFL and the NBA, and become a "Think Tank" and probably make more money...Gee, me and my big mouth...
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Laughing Mirror Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:34 PM
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6. the last paragraph of this article is instructive
Yale's spokesman says that Yale is just "serving as a good backdrop," referring to the media coverage of the labor protests

they are so smug and snug in their whatever color is the ivy of their particular tower, that a labor protest means nothing more to them than its video locale media presentation

i think it is time to give another school a crack at supplying our president

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