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(Invisible Voices) Episode Two--‏Workers' Rights!

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This episode we speak with Mike, a UMD Employee, who has his own story to share along with his thoughts on the current campaign for workers' rights at the the University of Maryland.

Late Fall 2010 marked the beginning of an ongoing struggle, on the campus of the University of Maryland, to completely wipe out all forms of discrimination, abuse and disrespect levied upon any UMD employees. Within the past year a vast array of UMD employees began coming forward with on the job allegations ranging from Sexual Abuse to Racial Discrimination. As each month passed, the allegations got more serious and more frequent. The Black Faculty and Staff Association chapter at the University of Maryland decided to take up the cause and to stand on the right side of justice and solidarity.  Three forums were held and sponsored by BFSA in an effort to allow the employees to have an opportunity to tell their stories, voice their opinions, develop strategies, and to build solidarity with the broader campus community. Invisible Voices is a BFSA sponsored radio program series geared at allowing these UMD employees an additional platform to let their voices be heard and to garner greater and broader support regarding this human and workers’ rights issue.

Please visit the various websites below for news articles on this issue as well as a 56-page report produced by the BFSA, regarding this serious situation.