Tag Archives: Renu Khator

Top eight salaries of UH administrators

The University of Houston administrators have no problem taking fat salaries while the workers who sew our clothes live in poverty and work in horrific conditions. Did you know how much money the UH administrators make? Well here’s some data to consider as you pay your spring tuition:

Renu Khator

Renu Khator Chancellor/President Chancellor/President $500,000

Salvador J. Loria, Scholarships & Financial Aid Executive Director, $395,200

Michael Rierson, Vice Chancellor / Vice President, University Advancement  $382,416

Mack B. Rhoades IV, Athletic Director $350,000

Carl Carlucci

Carl P. Carlucci, Vice Chancellor / Vice President, Administration & Finance Executive  $324,456

Raymond T. Nimmer, Law Dean $301,000

Joseph W. Tedesco, Engineering Dean $301,000

John Antel

John J. Antel Sr., Vice Chancellor / Vice President, Academic Affairs/ Provost,  $300,000

You can find hundreds of salaries of UH professors and staff on the Texas Tribune’s website right here.

Student Labor Action Project banner drop

Our allies at the Student Labor Action Project (SLAP)  did a banner drop a few weeks ago and just forwarded us a copy of the video. Just like us SLAP wants that silly ass president Renu Khator to get off the sweatshops and start treating people like human beings.

We’re glad to see some other students stepping up to the plate and working to make the world a better place.

Staffer slaps USAS member, criminal charges filed

Last Friday afternoon November 7 six USAS members were handing out flyers in front of Cullen Auditorium. President Renu Khator was having a ceremony called an investiture. Apparently her $500,000 plus salary (it actually comes to more than $700,000 with all her benefits) is not enough, so she must have big ceremonies to show everyone how important she thinks she is.

Anyway while two of us were holding a banner that said “Khator ignores student concerns,” Marie Martinez, Khator’s secretary stood directly in front of us apparently trying to block our sign from the view of the faculty members who were marching into the auditorium in some kind of ass kissing parade. One of our members said, “Do you have to stand right in front of me?” and that’s when Ms. Martinez slapped him.

Wednesday morning our member filed a criminal complaint with the University of Houston police department. The cops tried very hard to convince him not to file charges and even said they couldn’t give him a copy of his own complaint! They relented and gave him a copy. We’re hoping that Ms. Martinez will have to pay a fine. Stay tuned for the further adventures of USAS at the University of Houston.

UH campus police caught spying on us

A public information request we recently filed revealed that the UH campus police have been secretly videotaping us. On July 15 we held a press conference in front of the library on campus. In reply to our request the UH general counsel provided us with a DVD showing that police officers were hiding in bushes and videotaping us. Apparently these low rent Steven Spielberg wannabes could not actually figure out how to record sound so their nine minute video just shows us standing around in front of the library getting ready for our press conference.

Our press conference addressed President Khator’s phony apparel task force “report” and Khator’s press release which ignored its recommendation to join the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC). Several corporate media outlets were in attendance. We also videotaped our press conference and posted it on youtube. See Press conference part 1, Press conference part 2

Maybe these low rent UH goons could just watch our video and learn something about the sweatshop issue.

It’s also important to note that the Khator and her administrators always tell us not to video them mainly because they don’t want a record of their lies and also because they have a bad habit of fabricating false disciplinary charges against us. But Khator has no problem with her junior G-Men clandestinely taping us without our permission.

More cover up, lies from UH President Khator

Our recent public information request revealed that Dr. Khator has again lied to the entire UH community. First a little background, back on July 7, UH Chancellor Renu Khator reacted to her bogus “apparel task force” press release. Although the task force called it a “report” it actually is a little more than some rhetoric mixed in with some lies about our group’s goals.

Anyway Khator claimed in her press release to faculty and staff (she leaves out students because apparently we’re the untouchables) she said ” we will accept the recommendation of the task force to join the Fair Labor Association and adopt its Code of Conduct.” (see her entire page of b.s. here: Khator bull crap.

However, our public information request that asked for all documents related to the “Fair Labor Association” (FLA) revealed that UH didn’t even bother to join it. We have never advocated joining the FLA because its just a front group for corporations (see: FLA watch ) however our point is that not only does Khator regularly ignore and lie to students, she has no problem lying to staff, faculty and the entire city with her phony statements that can easily be found out to be falsehoods.

Khator is so brazen and arrogant that she has no problem blatantly lying in press releases. To help understand why this woman hates the working class, you can read a recent article in the New York Times that discusses how upper class people from India have a “a tendency to treat the hired help like chattel, to behave as though some humans were born to serve and others to be served.”

The article also mentioned that “Indians are perhaps the world’s most undemocratic people, living in the world’s largest and most plural democracy,” Sudhir Kakar and Katharina Kakar, two well-known scholars of Indian culture, wrote in a recent book, “The Indians: Portrait of a People.”

Khator is certainly undemocratic. Read the entire article here: Memo from Mumbai