Representatives from the Member Action Coalition SBU (MAC), a caucus within the United University Professions (UUP) union, are pushing back against the university’s demands for professional staff to return to campus. The concerned faculty and staff — who do not speak for UUP — allege the move violates a state-wide, union-negotiated telecommuting agreement with SUNY set to expire April 2.
“We are now on the brink and the only option left is civil disobedience — to disrupt business as usual, so that decision makers HAVE to take notice.”
With the fall semester ending at Stony Brook, students will be trickling back home to New York City, Virginia and Hong Kong. International students, like Queenie Wong, watch on social media and hear from friends and family in Hong Kong about the human rights quandaries back home.
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