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The Secret Truth About Goddard College & The UAW: The Case Of Professor Judy Hiramoto
Artist and Goddard professor Judy Hiramoto was teaching at the "liberal" Goddard College. She discovered that there was systemic discrimination against Asian and Black faculty. She spoke up for her fellow workers and became herself a target of retaliation by the management. She filed grievances with the UAW but discovered that the union was not properly defending her
Judy Hiramoto is a San Francisco artist and was a member of the faculty
of the "liberal"college of Goddard in Vermont. She discovered that the
administration was retaliating against Asian and Black
faculty. She herself was targeted by the university and
filed grievances with UAW Local 2322 international representative
Karen Rosenberg and a also sent a complaint with UAW
International President Bob King. The union according to
Hiramoto, had illegally changed the contract without a vote of
the members. She was also told by the NLRB that nothing
could be done. The college president Barbara Vacarr also
supported these illegal retaliations. This video interview
took place on June 4, 2012
Production of Labor Video Project http://www.laborvideo.org
Goddard College president Barbara Vacarr engaged in a cover-up of racism and illegal retaliation. She has supported the systemic firing of Asian and Black faculty. Is this Vacarr's idea of a "liberal" educational institution?
UAW president Bob King was contacted by UAW 2322 member Judy Hiramoto but failed to make sure that she had proper representation despite the requirement that they represent their members.
UAW International rep Karen Rosenberg refused to properly represent UAW 2322 member and professor Judy Hiramoto. She submitted a document supposedly defending her without even calling for her return to work.