Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Phone in day

Whether you're on campus or somewhere across the country, we're going to be making a ton of phone calls today. The numbers to call are:

President Bok: 617-495-1502
Director Bill Murphy: 617-496-9193
AlliedBarton Security: 610-239-1100
Marilyn Hausammann: 617-495-8635

Making phone calls together is more fun! Look for us outside Science Center at noon, outside Lamont at 3pm, and in Annenberg during dinner (we'll fill up their voice mail).

Here are two sample scripts. Sample script #1:
Hello. My name is ______ and I am a student at _______. I am calling to express my support for Harvard security officers as they bargain for a better contract. They are members of the Harvard community and they should be rewarded fairly for the hard work they do. Security officers deserve wages as high as any other service workers on campus, safe and sanitary working conditions, full-time employment, fair procedures, and the right to organize! I am appalled that a university that purports to hold so much wisdom could be so ignorant of the basic needs and rights of people. It's time to stop denying your responsibility and start standing for security!
Sample script #2:
Hello. My name is ______ and I am a student at _______. I am calling to express my outrage regarding your lack of commitment to workers rights on campus. I would also like to express my concern for the students who are on their 6th day of their hunger strike. I am appalled at the university's lack of concerns for the health of your workers and students. I urge you to support our security officers and ensure that they receive a fair contract with AlliedBarton that includes: Wage parity, fair procedures, the right to organize, and steady full time work. Thank you for your time and have a great day.