The University of Maryland’s chapter of United Students Against Sweatshops Friday held a rally on McKeldin Mall to advocate for a $22.65 per hour minimum wage for this university’s employees.
After successfully fighting to make the minimum wage for employees at this university $15 per hour, USAS has moved its focus to advocating for an increase to $22.65 per hour.
Adjusting minimum wage to inflation is not partisan. It’s something Maryland needs now.
The protest came after this university passed a minimum wage increase this semester for its employees that will start on Jan. 1, 2023.
The organization plans to negotiate new contracts in the new Maryland General Assembly legislative session next year.
All university TAs deserve to be paid minimum wage — at least.
The minimum wage increase will take place three years before the state’s $15 minimum wage standard.
UMPD will have 12 officers specifically trained in crisis intervention.
Some departments may be able to raise student worker minimum wages by July 1.