The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, April 15, 1980-Page 5
GEO protests at inauguration
By DAVID MEYER
Members of the Graduate Employees
Organization (GEO) set up a picket line
outside University President Harold
Shapiro's inaugural ceremonies at Hill
Auditorium yesterday to protest the
state of the currently-bogged-down con-
tract negotiations with the University,
the cost of the inaugural ceremonies,
and the presence of one of the
inauguration speakers, Chancellor Ir-
ving Shain of the University of Wiscon-
Dave Kadlecek, president of GEO, a
union of graduate students employed by
the University, said he hoped that the
demonstration would help publicize
GEO's disputes with the University.
MOST UNIVERSITY officials ex-
pressed little interest in the demon-
stration. Vice-President for Student
Services Henry Johnson said "it's
status quo for our University (to have
GEO demonstrations accompany
major University events)." Johnson
went on to say the demonstrators
"didn't interfere with my right to at-
tend the inauguration and I didn't inter-
fere with their right to demonstrate."
Joe Katulic, an administrator with
the University's Staff and Union
Relations Office, which is involved with
GEO contract settlement, echoed John-
son's indifference. "They were simply
voicing their opinion," he said.
Graduate students including TAs
have been working without a contract
since official bargaining with the
University collapsed in November 1976.
Since that time graduate students have
been working under the provisions of an
earlier contract with the University
that expired in August, 1976.
GEO-UNIVERSITY negotiations on a
replacement contract broke down,
however, and GEO officials filed an un-
fair labor practices charge with the
Michigan Employment Relations
Commission. In turn, University of-
ficials challenged GEO's union status,
contending that TAs and other graduate
employees are primarily students
rather than public employees, and
would therefore not be protected under
labor practices code cited by GEO. Of-
ficial bargaining between GEO and the
University officials has temporarily
collapsed pending decisions on the two
Kadlecek also said his organization
objected to the cost of the inaugural
ceremonies, which he said was at least
$25,000. "They're wasting money on
this . . . ceremony." Kadlecek said,
suggesting that the money might be
better spent on resolving the GEO-
Kadlecek said GEO also objected to
Shain's presence at the ceremonies
See GEO, Page 12
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Shapiro's characterized the president
as the "department chairman who
wondered why the dean couldn't
provide more money for the faculty"
and the academic affairs vice-president
"who wondered why the dean couldn't
provide more faculty for the money."
But while the ceremony was at times
light and filled with pomp and circum-
stance, Shapiro seriously addressed the
importance of the University's role in
both serving and criticizing society.
"On the one hand," Shapiro said,
"the university has the responsibility
for training and research functions that
serve society's current economic and
"ON THE OTHER hand, the Univer-
sity has a fundamental responsibility to
be critical of society's current
Shapiro outlined three categories of
responsibility to meet the University's
role as both a servant and critic.
These include the responsibility for
general and professional education, the
responsibility for the development of
new knowledge, and the responsibility
~for advanced research training, he
SHAPIRO SAID one of the roles of a
general education is to "provide
students with an understanding of what
our society is, how it came to be that
way,; and how it relates to the larger
A second role is to "provide our
students with the kind of knowledge and
understanding that contributes to their
ability to improve our concept of
civilization, comprehending that the
concrete present is but one alter-
native," Shapiro said.
He also said a professional education
"must also be involved inthe extension
of knowledge" as is general education,
in addition to helping students acquire
the skills for a particular profession.
SHAPIRO SAID the University needs
new and creative ways to deal more ef-
fectively with a number of social issues,
including revitalization of inner cities,
making more opportunities available
for minorities and women, and the
solving conflicts between traditional
values and new scientific technology.
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