Sunday, October 30, 2011
Busy at Strike Headquarters
In the end, maybe that is the biggest point. It is unfortunate that it takes a desperate and adversarial relationship with an Administration that has lost our trust to bring out this kind of solidarity, this kind of community. I look at these union folks from nearly all levels of the university, and I see the creativity and the brainpower to really make SIUC a great place to work and an internationally significant center of higher education. I can't help but wonder what would happen if an Administration chose to work with these people instead of always standing so firmly against them. What would happen if the Administration used this talent instead of regularly outsourcing our image and other key functions of the university to others, and at great expense? Rather than fear or fight this collective, the Administration should encourage it, work with it, and recognize the hunger for community and active, meaningful involvement it represents.
Posted by Jonny Gray at 10/30/2011 12:10:00 PM