Statement from Washington University faculty members on Fight for $15 and childcare benefits.
Graduate workers, housekeepers, food service workers and all campus workers need your support.
The Washington University Graduate Workers Union (WUGWU) marched from Hillman Hall to Brookings as a part of their Fight for $15 campaign Monday.
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.
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.
Washington University Graduate Workers Union marched to Chancellor Mark Wrighton’s house to demand $15 an hour and childcare for all Oct. 31.
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.
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.
Washington University Graduate Workers Union held a second “Fight for $15” rally, chanting and marching through the Danforth University Center Thursday, Oct. 4.
Today I want to ask you a personal question:
How much money do you make?