N.Y.U. trustee’s company did hire goons for demo
October 18, 2012 | Filed under: News | Posted by: admin

BY SAM SPOKONY | A spokesperson for a company owned by Daniel Straus, an N.Y.U. Law School trustee, has now admitted that the company did in fact have “security” attend an anti-Straus demonstration that was led by a student group and the company’s striking union workers.

The students — members of New York University’s Student Labor Action Movement, or SLAM — continue to claim that during their protest against Straus on Sept. 11, the supposed security (which they instead derided as a group of “anti-union thugs”) harassed them with threats of violence and homophobic slurs.

Last week, SLAM announced it had found evidence apparently revealing that an indirect associate of Straus’s CareOne nursing home company was involved in hiring the alleged thugs, one of whom reportedly threatened a student protester by saying, “Either you’re gonna leave by yourself or you’re gonna be carried out.”

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