Stop Retaliation Against Facilities Workers at UT
  • Petitioned The University of Tennessee Facilities Services

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The University of Tennessee Facilities Services
Jimmy Cheek

Stop Retaliation Against Facilities Workers at UT

    1. Petition by

      Jamie Beaudin

      Franklin, TN

Everyone should be treated with respect. Institutions are built and maintained by hard workers, like facility and maintenance employees, to make our school a better place. A recent article published by Metro Pulse indicates that over the past year (April 2012 to April 2013), about 65 employees have been fired or "forced to quit" for reasons outside of their control, including incurable cancer conditions and "stiff-person" syndrome. Just because someone has an illness does not mean that they can be treated in such a way that demeans them and makes them less worthy of respect. Many employees have been moved to other buildings/jobs within the department as retaliation by the director. This is absolutely unprofessional and unacceptable. Without these hard-working employees, our beloved UT would crumble, literally. We could not function without these people. Please tell UT Facilities Services to treat their employees with respect and give them the dignity they deserve.

For more information, please see the Metro Pulse article at:
http://www.metropulse.com/news/2013/apr/30/swept-under-carpet-ut-custodians-allege-harassment/

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    • ARLENE kING KNOXVILLE, TN
      • 11 months ago

      I also work at UT and it is very sad what is going on with folks being denied their State Across the Board, cost of living, raise.

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    • Steve Peery HUNTINGDON, TN
      • about 1 year ago

      I am UT grad and it makes me sick to see what's happening. The administration needs to take a hard look before there's a bigger mess than what there already is

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    • Cynthia Coleman HIXSON, TN
      • about 1 year ago

      I'm an alumnus of one of the schools in the UT system.

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    • Susie Jones NASHVILLE, TN
      • about 1 year ago

      People should be treated fairly, and when their not, they need to have someone to back them up, I'd want the same if I was in that position.

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    • dawn branson NIOTA, TN
      • about 1 year ago

      Poor treatment of the employees at UT makes for poor treatment of patients.Please have respect for all your employees especially the ones that are ill.

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