Columbia University custodians' union plans to sue school over anti-Israel protests, slams 'bratty' occupiers

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A national representing custodians astatine Columbia University says it is gearing up to writer the Ivy League schoolhouse for its effect to the anti-Israel protests, successful which its members allegedly were targeted by "spoiled" and "bratty" agitators who temporarily took implicit a field building. 

TWU International President John Samuelsen told ‘Fox & Friends’ connected Thursday that his fertile and record is "particularly incensed astatine Columbia for not protecting the workers and peculiarly pissed astatine those peculiar protesters that tried to clasp our workers successful the building" during the occupation of Hamilton Hall aboriginal past week. 

"Everybody successful the building, the full TWU workforce successful the gathering was fearful and rightfully so. They stormed in... but 2 of the custodians had to combat their mode out. They were explicitly told ‘you’re staying here, you’re not going anywhere, this origin is bigger than you," Samuelsen said. "Imagine that... benignant of smarmy, benignant of entitled, spoiled, bratty occupiers of the gathering travel successful and archer these blue-collar men and women ‘you’re not going anywhere, you’re staying present due to the fact that this origin is bigger than you’ erstwhile they had to get location to their families. It’s outrageous, it’s an affront to workers everywhere." 

"Columbia should person ne'er enactment the custodians oregon the information serviceman successful that presumption and that is astatine the bosom of the matter," Samuelsen besides said. "Columbia showed an epic disregard and epically failed to support the workforce. 

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Maintenance unit  confronts protesters

A attraction unit subordinate confronts demonstrators attempting to barricade themselves wrong Hamilton Hall astatine Columbia University connected April 30 successful New York City.  (Alex Kent/Getty Images)

Hamilton Hall yet was cleared retired by the NYPD past Tuesday, but the TWU said this week that it is "exploring ineligible enactment against the assemblage and the Hamilton Hall occupiers." 

In a missive Samuelsen addressed to Columbia University President Minouche Shafik, the national is demanding the names of the protesters arrested wrong Hamilton Hall, information footage of the hostile takeover and a gathering with Shafik "regarding mitigation steps indispensable to debar aboriginal placement of members successful harm’s mode if the protests resume, and recompense to the TWU members who were subjected to this despicable conduct." 

"The TWU Security Officer, an African-American woman, managed to permission the gathering earlier the barricades went up," helium continued. "But she remains shaken by her brushwood with the occupying protesters (aka privileged kids) who verbally attacked her successful a precise assertive and highly violative manner.   

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Maintenance idiosyncratic    confronts anti-Israel protester astatine  Columbia

A facilities idiosyncratic went viral erstwhile helium shoved an anti-Israel protester against a partition arsenic chaos erupted astatine Columbia University.  (Alex Kent/Getty Images)

"President Shafik, ideate for a infinitesimal being successful the boots of the blue-collar Custodians and Security Officer. They came to enactment to gain a day’s wage truthful they could instrumentality attraction of their families and ended up being held against their volition portion being subjected to carnal and verbal abuse," Samuelsen besides wrote. "Imagine yourself coming to enactment and being the unfortunate of a superior transgression due to the fact that Columbia University didn’t attraction capable astir you to prosecute successful communal consciousness protective measures." 

Police raid Hamilton Hall

New York Police Department officers detained dozens of anti-Israel protesters astatine Columbia University aft they barricaded themselves astatine the Hamilton Hall gathering connected April 30. (Selcuk Acar/Anadolu via Getty Images)

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Columbia University did not instantly respond Thursday greeting erstwhile asked by Fox News Digital to remark connected the matter. 

Greg Norman is simply a newsman astatine Fox News Digital.

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