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Israeli soldiers met by protesters, supporters at Northeastern Hillel

Israeli soldiers met by protesters, supporters at Northeastern Hillel

November 15, 2017


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By Ysabelle Kempe and Janette Ebbers, news staff  Former Israeli Defense Force soldiers came to speak on their experiences serving for the Israeli army at Northeastern University Hillel Nov. 2, where they were met by nearly 100 protesters outside the Jewish center.   The visit was part of the e...

Letter: PSA gives President Aoun an ultimatum

Letter: PSA gives President Aoun an ultimatum

March 22, 2017


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Progressive Student ​Alliance March 20, 2017 Dear President Joseph E. Aoun, Your time is up. Last April, students demanded that Northeastern end its business relationship with Nike over the company’s blatant refusal to facilitate access for the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) to its supp...

Protesters rally for undocumented workers’ rights

Protesters rally for undocumented workers’ rights

January 14, 2017


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By Glenn Billman, news staff More than 50 students and dining hall employees rallied Friday to advocate for university protections for undocumented immigrant workers. The protest, arranged by Huskies Organizing With Labor (HOWL), marked the deadline the group gave President Joseph E. Aoun more th...

Letter: Northeastern should cut ties with Nike

Letter: Northeastern should cut ties with Nike

October 27, 2016


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Nike’s labor practices are a mess. Like other giant corporations obsessed with cheap labor, weak regulations and high profits, Nike has tolerated some of the worst worker abuses in history. Last year, when the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) launched an investigation into a Vietnamese factory that prod...

Letter: Student organizations support DivestNU

Letter: Student organizations support DivestNU

October 13, 2016


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DivestNU is a coalition of more than 30 student organizations at Northeastern who support divesting the university’s endowment from fossil fuel companies. After 75 percent of students who participated in a 2014 Student Government Association referendum on divestment voted “yes,” Northeastern set...

Letter: NU should halt support of sweatshops

Letter: NU should halt support of sweatshops

April 14, 2016


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Dear President Aoun, We, the Progressive Student Alliance and members of the United Students Against Sweatshops, are writing to alert you that Nike, which manufactures Northeastern University apparel, is barring Workers Rights Consortium (WRC) inspectors from accessing its factories. The WRC – of which ...

Letter: Treatment of guards, adjuncts unacceptable

Letter: Treatment of guards, adjuncts unacceptable

October 16, 2014


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 Northeastern University is, in theory, a progressive university. One of its mission statements is, “To create and translate knowledge to meet global and societal needs.” It’s a noble purpose: teaching students to address problems in their communities. But how can the university aspire to suc...

Adjunct faculty receive Valentine’s gift

Adjunct faculty receive Valentine’s gift

February 20, 2014


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By Miharu Sugie, News Staff “Roses are red, violets are blue, you have job security, our adjuncts should too,” students wrote on cards delivered to President Joseph E. Aoun’s office at 716 ColumbusAve. Student groups and campus workers led by the Empower Adjunct Community Coalition (EACC) came together on Valentine...

Letter: Unionization is good for all

January 29, 2014


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We are on the brink of a historical moment for Northeastern University. The poor working conditions, low pay and job insecurity facing adjunct faculty has become a hot topic on our campus. We have heard about the lack of health benefits, the $2,200 average salaries per course, the failure to provide...

Editorial: Adjuncts should be accommodated, not unionized

January 16, 2014


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In the last part of 2013, Northeastern’s adjunct professors began a push to unionize, citing low pay and lack of job security and benefits among other grievances. The part-time faculty’s complaints are valid, but their effort to join Service Employees International Union (SEIU) could ultimately p...

Editorial: Northeastern action against Adidas shows global leadership

April 10, 2013


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Northeastern truly espoused its role as a global university last month when it announced it was cutting ties with Adidas over the athletic apparel company’s role in workers’ rights violations overseas. By doing so, the university proved that its global reach is not limited to academics, but in...

NU severs ties with Adidas

April 4, 2013


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By Zolan Kanno-Youngs, News Correspondent Northeastern officially cut its ties with the athletic apparel and equipment company Adidas last week, following a campaign against sweatshops driven by the Progressive Student Alliance (PSA). The PSA initiative began after the Workers Rights Consortium (WRC)...

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