University of Maryland workers reject administration report on workplace violence and abuse

Employees criticize staff abuse report In first forum since report’s release, staff said not enough done By Maria Romas Staff writer Published: Sunday, October 16, 2011   EDITOR’S NOTE: Some university employee names have been withheld due to job security fears.   In the first public forum since the Human Resources Working Group reported its […]

University of Maryland workers and students march to end worker abuse On September 24th, 2011, a collective of students and workers at the University of Maryland marched and protested to put an end to a long history of sexual and racially motivated abuse at that school. This coalition needs your support. Please visit: to find out more and how you can help them put […]

The University of Maryland Workers' Rights Coalition Demands an end to Workplace Sexual Abuse, Racial Discrimination & Disrespect

The past several months have marked the University of Maryland (College Park), with turmoil, struggle, pain, and solidarity. This all stems from the reprehensible climate of racial discrimination, sexual abuse and mistreatment that many employees are met with each time they step on campus. Most of these employees are housekeepers, custodial staff, and facilities workers. Many […]

Fourth Solidarity Forum for Workers Rights and Respect at University of Maryland took place on July 15th: workers and students gather to organize

As I wrote at on July 7th, 2011: “In recent months, University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) facilities employees (custodial staff, housekeepers, groundskeepers, facilities workers, etc.)  have likened their work conditions to those of a “plantation” and “Nazi camp.” One UMD employee stated: “I’m surprised someone hasn’t come in with a gun or a […]

University of Maryland workers being sexually abused It took university housekeepers several minutes to muster up the courage to report mistreatment by their employers at a forum Tuesday designed to give a voice to those who have long been silent. But as they took their turns at the microphone, reports of alleged sexual harassment, racial discrimination and abuse at their on-campus […]