Students Occupying UT Austin Decry School’s Privatization and Job Cutting Plan

Published April 29, 2014 by Occupy.com

For eighteen University of Texas at Austin students, occupying the school president’s office was the way to make their voices heard and their demands clear.

On Wednesday, April 23, students and demonstrators protested the proposed “Shared Services Plan” put forward by Accenture, a consulting and outsourcing firm. Demonstrators demanded that UT Austin President Bill Powers immediately halt the plan that would put 500 UT employees at risk of losing their jobs.

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