Op-ed: Statement on the minimum wage and childcare benefits for Wash. U. campus workers

Statement from Washington University faculty members on Fight for $15 and childcare benefits.

Washington University Faculty Members

Letter to the editor: In response to Nov. 11 op-ed

Graduate workers, housekeepers, food service workers and all campus workers need your support.

Nathan Walsh | Ph.D. Student in Physics

WUGWU marches on Brookings in latest protest

The Washington University Graduate Workers Union (WUGWU) marched from Hillman Hall to Brookings as a part of their Fight for $15 campaign Monday.

| News Editor

Op-ed: Fight for $15: Better for all

Imagine clocking out after a 14-hour day, getting home and seeing an eviction warning on your door. For too many St. Louis working families, many of whom clean this campus, that’s reality.

Crystal Wells | Housekeeper at Washington University

Vote yes on Prop B to fight poverty in Missouri

Prop B would begin a gradual increase in the state’s minimum wage to bring it to $12 by 2023. Right now, the minimum wage in Missouri is $7.85 per hour, a poverty-level wage that would give a full-time worker about $16,000 yearly pay.

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WUGWU trick-or-treats for a livable wage at Chancellor Wrighton’s house

Washington University Graduate Workers Union marched to Chancellor Mark Wrighton’s house to demand $15 an hour and childcare for all Oct. 31.

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Fight for $15 rally interrupts Chancellor Wrighton’s Parent & Family Weekend address

Washington University Graduate Workers’ Union (WUGWU) rallied and marched into Chancellor Mark Wrighton’s Parent & Family Weekend address to deliver a petition with approximately 1,300 signatures supporting raised wages for campus workers Oct. 27.

| Senior News Editor

Op-ed: Why I’m fighting for $15 and childcare

My own story is but one example of how the grad student model can fail to work: I have a seven-month-old child, whom I delivered during my third year in my program.

Meredith Kelling | Graduate Student in the College of Arts & Sciences

WUGWU and SWA move forward with ‘Fight for $15′

Washington University Graduate Workers Union held a second “Fight for $15” rally, chanting and marching through the Danforth University Center Thursday, Oct. 4.

| Senior News Editor

It’s time for $15 per hour for everyone

Today I want to ask you a personal question:

How much money do you make?

| Staff Writer