Tuesday, March 07, 2006

University of Miami Strike: With Friends Like These....

I have written quite a bit about Unicco Service company, which employees window washers in Boston (who seem to have a bad habit of falling to their deaths), and janitors, like those who clean offices at the University of Miami who have major health and safety and wage issues.

Well, the University of Miami Unicco workers (represented by SEIU) went on strike against the University last week to demand a decent wage for their families. The University is vigorously resisting.

And who is the President of the University of Miami?

Former Clinton Secretary of Health and Human Services, Donna Shalala.

Nathan Newman has more here and Majikthise has more here and an update here. And check out Wonkette, for a full serving of snarkiness.

The official strike website is here.