The labor picnic brought together members of United Students Against Sweatshops, Fearless Student Employees, the American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1072.
Clubs responsible for beer carts earn about six percent of sales, while organizations that run a food stand gain about 12 percent of sales because they have to make the food they sell.
The university's mask mandate has been lifted since Aug. 29.
The policy requires a criminal background check on all new staff and faculty hires.
Even if they go through multiple contracts, these employees aren't always guaranteed full-time employment.
The increase will not include student workers and contractual workers who work at USM institutions.
This university's chapter of the American Association of University Professors says the university-led plan doesn't prioritize the right goals.
More than 50 people gathered to protest for better maintenance of buses and hazard pay for DOTS employees.
Seventy-five community members protested at the main administration building Tuesday.