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Sign stealing and snatching domain names have become part of the unionization fray at the University of New Mexico.
The UNM faculty is scheduled to vote Wednesday and Thursday on whether it will be represented by a union. As the race heated up last week, the provost sent a message to faculty members asking professors to cool down.
“Yesterday, in separate incidents, two of our colleagues elected to place posters expressing their views on the faculty unionization vote on some of our many public posting walls, places in which we are all free to share ideas. Others in our community quickly removed these posters, denying to their authors the audience to which they hoped to speak,” Provost James Holloway said in a letter to all faculty. “This action does not reflect our values of open debate, but rather it seeks only to prevent the speech of others. Those in our community who elect to express their ideas on faculty unionization, either in favor or in opposition, have a right for their ideas to be seen and heard.”