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.
The protest came after this university passed a minimum wage increase this semester for its employees that will start on Jan. 1, 2023.
The desire for a pay increase among non-exempt workers has been reignited with a recent release of a financial analysis commissioned by this university’s AAUP chapter.
Some departments may be able to raise student worker minimum wages by July 1.
This university's chapter of United Students Against Sweatshops outlined several initiatives during their kickoff meeting.
To alleviate egregious pay gaps among workers, institutions must listen to their workers and pay them livable wages.
The potential increase does not apply to contractors or student employees.
The only real option for workers fighting toward decent conditions is to listen to each other.
Representatives from AFSCME 1072 Local and other campus groups advocated for worker hazard pay, higher wages and more.
Students in USAS handed out masks to union workers at McKeldin Library.