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NYU ~ The Exploitation University ** SP Group **

The Exploitation University ~ New York Universityís labor record epitomizes everything thatís wrong with the neoliberal university
by Jonah Walters 5-23-15

A report released last month describes repeated labor violations during the construction of New York Universityís Abu Dhabi campus, including a de facto exemption policy that left roughly one-third of its builders unprotected from conditions of forced labor. And while the university denies any knowledge of the policy, one of its corporate architects is sitting on NYUís Board of Trustees.

NYU commissioned the report last June in response to demands from campus groups and reports from international watchdog agencies, hiring the private investigation firm Nardello & Co. to examine alleged labor rights abuses during the construction of NYU facilities on Abu Dhabiís Saadiyat Island.

Since reports of labor abuse first surfaced, NYU has repeatedly responded to student and faculty organizers by instructing them to await the results of the Nardello investigation, ignoring a February report from Human Rights Watch that reaffirmed the mistreatment of construction workers on NYU worksites.

Last month, long after its promised released date, the Nardello report was finally published. And try as it might to deflect responsibility away from NYU, its findings donít look good for the university ...

More here: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/05/nyu-abu-dhabi-forced-labor-report/

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