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By Resident Assistants Fighting for Tomorrow On Friday, May 26 at 7 p.m. a group of Resident Assistants of The Evergreen State College went on strike as the group RAFT (Resident Assistants Fighting for Tomorrow). On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 a group of Resident Assistants (RAs) submitted a list of demands as the group RAFT, just before noon to offices on the third floor of ‘A’ dorm. The demands were delivered to the Residential and Dining Professional staff (ProStaff) including Resident Directors (RDs), Associate Director (AD), and Director of RAD. The strike was initiated after the ProStaff of RAD did not meet the first deadline detailed in the list of demands. The first deadline stated that the RAFTies would need to receive “written and signed confirmation that all personnel listed in the preface to these demands have read and agree to have conversations regarding these issues.” The time was specified through an email exchange wit...

 
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Over 270 alumni and students attended the Second Annual Return to Evergreen event on Oct. 19. Among the speakers and seminar leaders were Maia Bellon (’91), the director of the Department of Ecology for Washington State, Craig Chance (’81), a senior vice president at Columbia Bank, and Dan Black (’91) a lead developer account manager at Xbox. Black led a seminar called Changing the World Through Gaming, which filled the Seminar II room almost to capacity with alumni, current students, emeriti, and even high-schoolers and middle-schoolers. “I love to see in the eyes of people who might come here, or are here already, going, ‘Oh, ok there is a light at the end of the tunnel. There is something good after this. It’s not just a liberal arts education that I will never get a job with’,” commented Black. “There are examples of career paths and a room full of people that have had careers coming out of Evergreen, and I think that is a goo...

 
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FIRST LABOR UNION STRIKE IN 12 YEARS Imagine a college campus without student support staff – no Residential Directors, student advisors, or records and registration staff. Recruitment and admissions staff would be missing, the Counseling Center deserted, the Financial Aid office a ghost town. The Evergreen State College resembled this reality when the Student Support Services Staff Union (SSSSU) began to strike on May 28, 2013 - the first Wash. State employee strike in over 12 years, according to the Washington Federation of State Emplyoees. “With all due respect to faculty,” said Allie Van Nostran, secretary senior in the Student Activities office and alumnus of Evergreen, at the strike to an audience of over a hundred picketers, “when I came to Evergreen, I stayed here because of Student Activities.” Many other students echoed her sentiment, as well as supporting staff, faculty, and alumni. Student Andrew Pawlicki-Sinclair sai...

 
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OLYMPIA - The Evergreen State College is at a standstill as members of the Student Support Services Staff Union (SSSSU) urge community members to join and observe the strike.  Participants are gathered at all 12 entrances to the college to block traffic and encourage passengers to join the cause or turn back. “We want movement within the contract toward more fair labor practice,” explained exempt staff union member Erin Gray. Unlike all other unions present on campus, the SSSSU lacks recognition from administration for “Just Cause” and “Compensation” agreements. These additional articles would include job security for members, eliminating the possibility of unjust fires, as well as eligibility for overtime pay. The largest gathering is at the main entrance before the tollbooth, with roughly 50 people chanting “On strike, shut it down, Oly is a union town” and “Can’t put students first if you put staff last.” [ReflexGallery i...