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j STRIKE starting
hour.
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"First, we believe that all of our employe
_a,*employees at the more than 430 Bor- student
ders stores across the country deserve workers
to be treated fairly and receive a
consistently. Second, retail is an "Alm
extremely competitive environment has at l
and Borders is committed to doing the We're ta
best we can to balance the needs of our able wor
employees, customers and sharehold- but the
ers to remain competitive in our indus- they des
try,' she said. manner
Also the store's hiring practices are ed," he s
v causing some concern among the Roma
employees who are protesting. asking
Nooruddin said Borders is replacing Group
'full-time workers with part-time work- -competi
ers. "They hire part-time workers to also sai
work up to 20 hours a week which than em
keeps them just under full-time and nationwi
they are not eligible for benefits." irrespon
But Dan Smith, senior vice presi- demands
-'dent for human resources at Borders, The p
said, "Actually, we have more full- could a
timers in that store than we do at the moveme
average Borders across the country." "The
He added that 70 percent of the there are
employees at this Borders store are as a so
full-time staff. Noorudd
Currently, the living wage in Ann us allow:
Arbor as established by City Council is wages
$8.70 an hour with benefits and because
$10.20 an hour without benefits. The are mov
the michigan daily

The Michigan Daily - Thursday, November 6, 2003 - 7A

salary at Borders is $6.50 an
Griffin, a former Borders
ee and a current Law School
at the University, said Borders
are more than qualified to
a living wage.
ost everyone who works there
east a (Bachelor of Arts) ...
lking about a very knowledge-
kforce. It's a world-class store,
workers do not get paid what
erve and they are treated in a
that they should not be treat-
aid.
n said Borders employees are
for more than the Borders
can give in order to remain
tive in the retail market. She
d they are demanding more
ployees at any of their other
ide stores receive. "It would be
sible on our part to meet these
s," Roman added.
rotests by Borders employees
lso serve as a larger union
nt in the country.
U.S. economy is changing so
e going to be more retail jobs
rt of wave of the future,"
[in said. "There is a danger in
ing retail workers to suffer low
and low benefits simply
traditional high paying jobs
ving to other parts of the

world."
Dave Pratt, an employee at Borders
for over five years, said he is skeptical
of Borders' recent hiring practices in
light of the strike. "Borders last week
had a job fair where they interviewed
100 people ... The ostensible reason is
for the Christmas season, but our feel-
ing is that they're hiring to replace us
in event of a strike."
At a meeting Tuesday night, the
Michigan Student Assembly debated
the passage of a resolution that
pledged student support for the Union.
Ultimately, the resolution failed.
MSA President Angela Galardi said
she was upset that the resolution did
not pass. "Some (representatives) got
bogged down with numbers and living
wage ideas where this is simply more
about asking a corporation to negotiate
with workers just as we ask the admin-
istration to negotiate with us over stu-
dent issues. It's about bringing people
together in good faith."
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suggested the organization allow pub-
lic viewing in a manner similar to the
U.S. Supreme Court.
The man's suggestions were met
with chuckles from the audience and
were quickly disputed by Jara, who
cited confidentiality issues and the
fact that the WTO is not a lawmaking
entity as reasons why the public
should not be allowed to view their
proceedings.
Still, some students in attendance
were not convinced that global trade
agreements were in the best interest of
poor countries, but were not as vocally
critical of the WTO.
Rackham student Neravan
Rojchaichaninthorn expressed doubt
that economically empowered coun-
tries such as the United States would
take the interests of developing nations
into consideration when deciding trade
disputes and establishing policies.
"I don't think it can be done in a
multilateral forum easily,"
Rojchaichaninthorn said. "Bilateral
and regional agreements will be
important for developing countries
until the WTO can produce a priority
for all developing countries, particu-
larly for countries in Asia and Latin
America."

TRAVEL
Continued from Page 1A
ensure the security of passengers,
while the 2002 Enhanced Border
Security and Visa Reform Act tight-
ened constraints on aliens.
Overall, the stringency of the poli-
cies has cast a shade of unrest among
international students at the Universi-
ty, said Louise Baldwin, assistant
director of the University of Michigan
International Center.
The polices "caused more anxiety
among students," she said.
Tighter immigration policies also
coincide with a slight decrease in new
international students enrolled at the
University from last year, according
to the Office of the Registrar. Unoffi-
cial figures released to Baldwin by
the Office of the Registrar show that
whereas 1,392 new foreign students
enrolled at the University in 2002,
1,332 new students enrolled this fall.
But Jain said most travel policies
have not deterred many foreign stu-
dents from attending the University.
"Right now I don't see (most poli-
cies) as a hindrance for international
students to come into the country,"
Jain said. "The only way it makes a
difference is when you're in line at the
airport."
Jain added that international stu-

dents will be critical of broad-sweep-
ing measures - such as US-VISIT -
that place every traveler under scrutiny.
"There are thousands of students
coming here and if you start finger-
printing everyone, time will go up and
it will just become a hassle for stu-
dents," Jain said, adding that the
process "might be offensive" to some.
While she said she could not tell
whether US-VISIT will inconven-
ience international students at the
University, Baldwin said, "Anytime
you make getting into the U.S. more
difficult and you have to go through
more procedures, it's certainly dis-
couraging to people."
Aside from international students
flying in and out of Detroit Metropoli-
tan Airport, US-VISIT may not
impact many travelers in southeast
Michigan - only 8.3 percent of pas-
sengers at the airport travel interna-
tionally, according to numbers
provided by the Wayne County Air-
port Authority.
"In terms of creating an inconven-
ience at the airport, I don't think (US-
VISIT) will," airport authority
spokesman Michael Conway said.
"For the majority of our passengers, it
will be invisible for them."
Federal officials have already eval-
uated Detroit Metro for US-VISIT
systems, Conway said.

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