“We’re happy and eager to have discussions," the system's chancellor said.
The COVID-19 budget cuts will hit staff without staff’s input.
Staff need better protection from the virus, but UMD won't come to the table.
The union that protects UMD workers blasted the guidance as "paternalistic" and "out of touch."
Some Black employees were dissatisfied after Pines spoke on racism in virtual body meeting.
UMD can’t keep treating its service and maintenance staff as disposable.
“[The university] was not working with us in good faith to develop policies and procedures," a union organizer said last month.
The union that represents the housekeepers is "cautiously optimistic" that the situation will be resolved soon.
The union that represents UMD workers remains unsatisfied.
The union that represents workers on campus says it has heard from several employees who have sought medical attention after working without air conditioning.