Union Lecturer Resigns

ST. LOUIS (KMOX/AP) __ A lecturer at the University of Missouri-St. Louis has resigned after taking criticism for making questionable comments in a class.

The class deals with labor unions, politics and society. Earlier this week, KMOX News reported that the  University of Missouri St. Louis was investigating whether one of its courses promotes violence as a legitimate means to an end in organized labor.  The allegation cames from the conservative political blog BigGovernment.com,  which has posted edited video clips from an UMSL class on labor union tactics.

The instructor, Don Giljum, is formerly a business manager with the Union of Operating Engineers at Ameren UE.   In one clip, Giljum appears to tell students that being a labor activist is not always calm discussion.

On Thursday,  the University of Missouri  released a statement, attacking the accuracy of an edited video that shows two college instructors discussing the role of violence in labor negotiations.  The latest statement also indicates that the UMSL instructor has resigned.


Link:  http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2011/04/28/umsl-investigates-whether-class-promotes-violence/


Copyright  by The Associated Press/KMOX.


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