Rally Against Budget Cuts at the University of Washington in Seattle

Student Strike organized by the UW Student-Worker Coalition ( http://nobudgetcutsuw.blogspot.com ) In Conjunction with the March 4 National Day of Protest to Defend Public Education. To protest The University of Washington's massive budget cuts which mean tuition hikes, cuts to financial aid, and overcrowded classrooms for students; as well as layoffs, overwork, dangerous working conditions, furloughs, health care cuts, and union busting for workers.

The speech shown at the end is by Jesse Hagopian, Laid-off Seattle Public School Teacher and founder of Educators, Students, and Parents for a Better Vision of Seattle Schools.

Student-Worker Coalition's demands:

1) Transparent and democratic budget allocation
2) Cut from the top administrators; cap all salaries at $150000 per year
3) No layoffs
4) No speed ups (extra work) for workers
5) Accessible public education for all
6) Freeze tuition (no tuition hikes)
7) Replace loans with grants


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