It’s official, and no, Lethal Weapon 5 isn’t in the works–at least not yet. But Danny Glover will not be speaking at this year’s commencement ceremony.

Inside Bay Area news is reporting that Glover has officially cancelled on the university.

Last week, Glover told reporters that he was going to boycott the commencement convocation to join in solidarity with the custodians currently in a labor dispute with the university.

Glover’s announcement comes a day after UC custodians have agreed to a new proposal to end their labor dispute.

The proposal, which was authored by former California State Sen. John Burton, calls for a $1.75 per hour increase for custodians at Cal, UC Santa Barbara and UC Santa Cruz. Custodians at other UCs would receive a $0.75 per hour increase.

It looks like Burton was trying to save this year’s commencement ceremony by coming up with this deal. In a statement, Burton said:

bq. It would be a great dishonor to the University of California should this dispute unnecessarily disrupt ceremonies again this year.

Oh well. Better luck next time.

Earlier: Danny Glover Can Disappoint Without Making Lethal Weapon 5

NEW: Glover cancels UC speech to protest janitor wages [Inside Bay Area]
Custodians Agree to Proposal to End Labor Dispute [Daily Cal]

werwer said:
May 8, 2007 at 11:50 am

um, did someone inform him that they came to an agreement?