Despite the administration’s claim that it “hears us,” Harvard has consistently ignored student workers’ calls for substantive policy changes that would promote gender equity on campus.
Harvard's actions show that we cannot simply wait for the University to agree to our goals.
As progressive Jews working for peace and justice in Israel/Palestine, we believe that a Hillel policy that encourages dialogue and collaboration with Palestinian groups is an essential step on the path toward peace.
Union members take their responsibility to care for every student, faculty member, and worker on campus seriously. Rather than pitting students against workers, we should all work together to further our community’s well-being and our university’s ideals.
Those of us who walked out stand in solidarity with students (and those who would like to be students) nationwide who cannot access the ladders of opportunity that supposedly permeate the American meritocracy.