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2- The Michan Daily - Friday, November 12, 1993

Union workers still
picketing Jacobson's

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By MICHELLE FRICKE
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
Despite warnings from local po-
lice and unsuccessful negotiations
with management, four former
Jacobson's employees continued their
daily boycott of the store in Briarwood
Mall last night.
Jackie Leslie, a member of
Teamster's Local 164 and a former
Jacobson's worker, will bring her story
to campus Sunday during an address
about local workers' struggles.
The picketers, who were laid off a
year and a half ago, were joined by
supportive friends and fellow union
members in passing out pamphlets to
Jacobson's customers.
"We've been hit in the pocket-
books and that's why we're boycott-
ing (the store)," said Jackson resident
Virginia Reber. "All we're asking for
is our jobs back."
She and her fellow union mem-
bers wore sashes emblazoned with
the words, "Don'tshop atJacobson's."
The strike began 19 months ago
when the retail-store chain replaced

more than 160 warehouse/distribu-
tion center workers for refusing to
accept wage freezes and cuts in their
health care coverage. The cuts were
made after a new warehouse supervi-
sor was hired.
Although they have boycotted stores
across Michigan, Ohio and Florida, the
Teamsters Local 164 members have
targeted the Briarwood location with
the anticipation that the newly remod-
eled store is looking to holiday sales for
much-needed profits.
"We feel the store was remodeled
at our expense," said Pat Seaman, a
16-year Jacobson's veteran. "They
need this baby to pull them out of a
hole "
Many of the workers, mostly
women, have lost homes, cars and
even their husbands since the strike
began.
"(Jacobson's has) taken away our
livelihood," said Jackson resident
Susie Sauceda, who was laid off after
seven years with the company. "And
we want to let the company know we
won't go away."

Continued from page I
in a press release.
The organizing committee aims to
make the conference accessible to a
wide range of people. Labor issues
will be explored through brown-bag
workshops, academic panels, poetry
readings and musical performances.
"It's great that the University hA
taken up the subject of work, since
that's what most of us do after leaving
the University," said Jane Slaughter,
director of a pro-labor publication.
She will speak tomorrow.
Conference presentations will in-
clude the diverse voices of labor lead-
ers, activists, scholars and students.
Theorists will be able to share
their ideas with the actual workerq
that they affect.
In addition to the academic pre-
sentations, artistic performances will
address the issues of working in a
multicultural society.
Folk singer Charlie King,
"Rivethead" author Ben Hamper, poet
and cultural activist Susan Eisenberg,
co-film producer&sof "Roger and Me
... Revisited"Jack Stanzler and Lauri
White, and others will share their in-
sights into the lives of American work-
ers.

ANASTASIA BANICKI/Daily

Jacobson's workers continue their picketing yesterday outside the Briarwood Mall store.

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VETERANS DAY
Continued from page i
knew more about her family's mili-
tary history.
Many faculty and staff members
served in the military. Sidney Fine, a
history professor who teaches a widely
attended class on modern American
Religious
Services

history, is one of many World War II
veterans on the faculty.
American Legion Post No. 46 in
Ann Arbor held its 46th annual Veter-
ans Day dinner.
Norm Coats, a former Air Force
officer who served in the Korean War,
said,"I think it's important to remem-
ber what they went through and vets
who gave their lives for their coun-

try," noting that the dinner also gives
veterans a chance to get together and
reminisce.
During halftime of the Purdue foot-
ball game, members of the U.S. Air
Force Honor Corps stationed in Wash-
ington, D.C., performed. Also, for th
second time in three years, an F-15
fighter jet flew by the stadium to honor
fallen veterans.

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EVIL
Continued from page l
He cited American eugenic stud-
ies as a contributing factor to the Holo-
caust and environmental destruction
caused by multinational corporations
as examples that make it hard to iden-
tify the perpetrators of evil in modem
times.
Rappaport warned that "evil is a
common concern."
He added, "We're facing the pros-
pect of experiencing the worst cen-
tury of unprecedented evil."
The Residential College is spon-
soring a course entitled "Evil in
Children's Literature," to be taught
by creative writing Prof. Carolyn

SOLAR CAR
Continued from page ±
rhea, fever, stomach aches and head
aches. According to local hospital staff,
itis rampaging through stomachs inthe
Australian Outback.
"A lot of bad things happened and
we still came through. We performed
up to full potential as far as our car
allowed us. We are disappointed com-
ing in 11th place because we knew we
would have done much better,"
Wheaton said.
Team member Birger De La Pefta
musedon the team'sperfonnance. "The
race went well barring the obvious
problems. I'm really surprised we did
this good considering the power we
were getting."
The team'swindsweptencampment
was noticeably smaller Thursday. Two

team members-wereleft at the Woomera
hospital. Both were suffering fromvio-
lent fits of nausea. .s
Around a dozen other members of
the University's caravan were taken to
a hospital in Port Augusta. Several
received medical treatment and were
driven to a local motel.
Remaining team members stood
beneath their headlight-illuminated
canopy last night and voiced their con-
cerns.
"I think everyone in the camp hag
a little panic after seeing how quickly
this thing hits," said Steve Wickham,
a support crew member.
"We're driving along and Chad is'
sleeping, then he suddenly says, 'Pull
over I'm sick!' We thought it was a
joke until we saw him out there," said
Kristine Gearhart, a senior.
The Maize and Blue was displayed
for photos after the race. d

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Balducci got involved with the
theme semester "because there are a
lot of books for kids which have that
theme." Balducci plans to invite up to
four children's books writers and lec'
turers to spice up the course.
Additional classes will focus on
the presence of evil in cinema, war,
Shakespearean drama, the making of
the atomic bomb and American cul-
ture.
Musical performances and art ex-
hibitions will seek to add cultural
perspective to the academic offer-
ings. The Museum of Art and they
University Musical Society are among
the groups bolstering the effort.
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