On the heels of our ground-breaking report exposing USC-DPS hiring of fired LAPD officers, KABC-7 reports on our rally calling for USC to abolish the USC police.
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Capital & Main is putting our USC-DPS investigative report in the spotlight with a deep dive into what’s going down with the USC police.
In case you missed it, our report exposes USC-DPS’ track record of hiring former LAPD officers with a history of excessive force and racial discrimination allegations, credibility and dishonesty issues, and officer-involved shootings.
Dozens of students, community members, clergy, and labor allies led a car caravan today through South Los Angeles to the USC Department of Public Safety (USC-DPS) to hold a press conference demanding the university take immediate steps to abolish the USC police force and reinvest those funds in expanding scholarships for low-income students.
USC Forward joined scores of South Los Angeles residents, clergy, and labor allies in a car caravan through South LA to USC demanding the Los Angeles City Council develop affordable housing at the site of the former Bethune Library, a site that has been selected for the development of a new luxury hotel. Our action […]
Dozens of students, community members, clergy, and labor allies led a car caravan through South Los Angeles to the USC Department of Public Safety to hold a press conference demanding the university take immediate steps to abolish the USC police force and reinvest those funds in affordable housing for the surrounding community. The coalition, led […]
On Saturday, a broad coalition including community leaders, South L.A. residents, and USC students, erected a Tent City at the edge of the USC campus, demanding immediate accountability from university administrators in the wake of the most recent scandals rocking higher education. Participants are calling for immediate reform from university administrators for their fundamental role […]
Fellow Graduate Students, We at USC Forward stand with survivors of sexually abusive conduct by USC physician Dr. George Tyndall. For us, standing with survivors means fighting against an institutional culture that tolerates sexual violence. It also means advocating for graduate students, workers and community members whose voices have been and continue to be ignored […]
On behalf of USC Forward’s Graduate Student Organizing Committee, we thank the Graduate Student Government (GSG) for voting overwhelmingly in support of graduate student unionization on USC’s campus on Monday, March 26th. The resolution is a sign of the groundswell of support from graduate and professional students for exercising our rights as workers to unionize […]
The Daily Trojan reporting today on the landmark vote by USC’s Graduate Student Government officially supporting graduate student unionization: “USC Graduate Student Government voted to pass a resolution on Monday to support graduate students’ unionization efforts through USC Forward, a group of students, faculty, alumni and community organizers seeking to better working conditions, wages and […]
Even without legal status, by acting collectively as a union, graduate student workers won greater structural agency. And barely a year later, union struggles have intensified at every major private university across the nation: Columbia (still!), Harvard, Stanford, Yale, the University of Chicago, Cornell, Duke, the University of Pennsylvania, along with many others – including […]