Bring your class! Bring your professor! Excuse your students while they occupy! We have plenty of space for all, and there’s no better place to learn.
Dear Professor ______,
Today during class, I would like to stand in solidarity with the cafeteria workers at the New School University Center, who are experiencing massive layoffs as the administration looks to cut costs by replacing union workers with non-union student labor.
The occupiers have requested that we hold classes in the occupied cafeteria on the second floor of the University Center. I’ve been informed that there is plenty of space in the dining area for large classes to meet, and smaller sections can even meet directly inside the occupied service area.
If you would still like to use our regularly scheduled classroom, please consider excusing the absences of students who choose to remain in the occupation.