“The dedicated students whom we teach at the University of Washington are being forced to pay more for tuition and go deeper into debt because of cuts in state funding, too often only to find themselves unemployed when they graduate.
The majority of college and university faculty positions are now insecure, part-time jobs. In addition, attacks on collective bargaining have been rampant throughout the nation, as job security, wages, health benefits, and pensions have been either reduced or slated for elimination.
Therefore, it is time to stand up for what is right. We applaud the action the Occupy Wall Street movement has taken to highlight the inequity and unfairness of the society in which we live.
We strongly support the movement and wish it every success. We are in this together.”