University needs to clean house
CHAPEL HILL, NC — A petition is circulating urging the removal of University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill assistant director of housekeeping, according to The Charlotte Post.
George James, a UNC housekeeper, has said the history of "authoritarian" leadership and a culture of sexual harassment that permeated the department before the appointment of Tonya Sell, has only become worse, the article stated.
According to the article, the community, students and faculty have rallied to support the housekeepers'' petition to change a "repressive work environment, egregious and discriminatory management practices," and to remove Sell.
"For too long, UNC-Chapel Hill housekeepers have struggled to obtain decent working conditions and respect they have earned as workers who assure that UNC students have clean dorms, cafeterias, libraries and athletic department areas," supporters of the new petition said.
"But ''sexual harassment, health and safety violations, favoritism and unfair disciplinary practices are continuing,'' with fear of retaliation for speaking out," the petition added.
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