CHECKMATE! This savage level is over 9000! I only wish I could have been a part of it! College republicans at Yale decided to hold a barbecue on Friday. However, it was not just ANY barbecue….it happened to be held RIGHT NEXT TO a hunger strike by eight protestors.
The protestors held up in a tent near the University President Peter Salovey’s home. They claim to have not eaten for three days…..although I doubt they were able to last must longer once the smell of beef, baked beans, and corn on the cob wafted over to their little protest.
The hunger strike concerned Yale’s unwillingness to negotiate a contract with its graduate teachers, who voted to unionize in February. The union, known as Local 33, is a subgroup of the international labor union UNITE HERE.
The university’s refusal is currently being appealed to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), with the university reportedly hoping to hold out until Donald Trump appoints a new batch of anti-union members to the NLRB.
Asked about his reaction to the barbecue, Local 33 Chairman Aaron Greenberg told The New Haven Register, “I’m not really focused on that. I’m focused on making sure we have lots of water, make sure I’m healthy. We have a check in with our nurse this afternoon. We are focused on that.”
In fliers distributed before the strike, the organizers asked others to participate with them in solidarity, urging people to “sit with us and lift our spirits,” and “[join in] when one of us cannot continue.”
Greenberg also attacked the university for “siding with Donald Trump over members of their own community” by taking an anti-union stance.
Yale College Republicans barbecuing by union fast site pic.twitter.com/qf687cckxB
— gabrielwinant (@gabrielwinant) April 28, 2017
HA! Of course the snowflakes whined and complained about the unfairness. Perhaps we should call a whaaaambulance?
Greenberg stated, “I think that is unacceptable. I think that is despicable. They say we have to wait, so we are waiting without eating.”
They do realize that no one but their mother really cares if they are eating or not, right? They can continue to protest and not eat, but that is to no concern of the rest of us!