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Rally to Save Green River College is April 22 in Auburn

green-river-16Apr22-action-flierAUBURN — The M.L. King County Labor Council, AFL-CIO and the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO are calling on all affiliated unions and community partners to join the students, faculty and staff of Green River College as they protest the toxic environment created by college President Eileen Ely.

TAKE A STAND! — Come show your support for members of Green River United Faculty Coalition/AFT Local 2195 and the Washington Federation of State Employees, AFSCME Local 304 at the Rally to Save Green River College from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 22 at Green River College, 12401 SE 320th St. in Auburn. Download and post the flier at right intended for union members. Also, check out the Community flier prepared by the AFT.

Participants will gather on campus at Kennelly Commons to call on the GRC Board of Trustees to FIRE PRESIDENT EILEEN ELY and begin to rebuild trust and confidence at the college. Over the last two years, college employees have repeatedly passed votes of NO CONFIDENCE in Ely for her actions, including:

► Prolonged contract negotiations
► Harassment of employees
► Inadequate salary funding
► Retaliation against union leaders
► Negligent & oppressive policy decisions
► Mismanagement of college resources

If anything, Ely’s actions have gotten worse. She has unilaterally imposed an arbitrary numeric value to each college program as she plans further cuts. Those that inexplicably fall into the “5th Quintile” (the lowest 20%) in Ely’s rubric are on the chopping block to be cut and their faculty fired.

ALL ARE URGED TO COME APRIL 22 and join Green River faculty and staff as they declare: “We Are All Q-5” and call for an end to Ely’s tenure.

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