Pac-12 football players threaten walkout if demands aren’t met for fall season
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Hundreds of Pac-12 football players came together under the banner of “#WeAreUnited”, a set of demands directed at the conference. The demands center around four areas: COVID-19 protections, reinstating other sports, racial justice, and economic equity.
Among some of the bolder demands is a call for distributing half of each sport’s revenue to the players in that sport.
The Oregonian lists 26 University of Oregon players that shared the #WeAreUnited message. Oregon safety Jevon Holland was one of the co-signers on the original press release. Holland also lead the charge on the denaming of Deady Hall.
On Monday the Associated Students of the University of Oregon echoed support behind the demands.
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CLDC files a second lawsuit against City of Eugene and Eugene Police Department over violating the rights of residents. This suit is aimed at abuse of power in regards to treatment of protesters on May 31.
“Incoming students at the UO will still be required to live on campus, according to UO’s Housing Director Michael Griffel.“
Sundance workers staged walkouts over the firing of a fellow worker who was standing up for racial injustice.
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