Day 60 UM Strike: Amb Moss "Petition"; Sen Edwards,Teamster Pres Speak at RallyMiami 26 Apr 2006 05:08 GMT
This morning, April 25th, an internet petition was launched by UM professors Rebecca Biron and Ambassador Ambler Moss and FIU professor Bruce Nissen calling on President Shalala to help resolve the strike. There was also a rally and a march that started at Freedom Village and marched to the UM Convocation Center. We were treated to a line-up of incredibly inspiring speakers. Senator John Edwards said "None of you, no American, should be working full time and be living in poverty. That's what this struggle is about... Your struggle is my struggle...". Teamster President James Hoffa, Jr. said, "Today I bring you greetings and support from 1.5 million Teamsters. We are with you... We hear your voices. But does Donna Shalala hear your voices?"