Letter: Support student rights

In 2001, as the University of Illinois continued to refuse to recognize the right of teaching assistants to organize, the Urbana City Council sensibly passed a resolution in support of the teaching assistants. But this simple act of human decency was opposed by the present mayor of Urbana.

By contrast, his primary opponent, Laurel Prussing, is a longtime supporter of students’ rights. She believes that people who work for a living deserve a living wage. I urge all students who live in Urbana to vote on Feb. 22 for Laurel Prussing.

Robert Naiman

graduate student