News in Brief: WUGWU campaign, Day of Dialogue, NEH fellowships

Washington University Graduate Workers Union launched a Valentine’s day campaign, the University hosts its annual Day of Discovery, Dialogue, and Action and two WU faculty members were awarded NEH fellowships.

News Editors

WUGWU holds first demonstration of spring semester

The Washington University Graduate Workers Union marched to Brookings to deliver a petition to Chancellor-elect Andrew Martin as part of their continued campaign for a living wage Jan. 31.

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Student groups prepare for arrival of Chancellor-elect Martin

As chancellor-elect, Andrew Martin will manage the day-to-day operations of the University. Chancellor Wrighton will continue serving as a liaison to the Board of Trustees, focus on program development and perform ceremonial tasks of the chancellor including spring commencement.

Curran Neenan | Staff Reporter

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.

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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.

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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.

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Op-ed: $15 for all campus workers

I support my union because, while the intellectual benefits of working at Wash. U. have been inestimable, workers at Wash. U. do not currently have the power to ask for meaningful improvements to their work environment. I hope that my story will help my superiors, colleagues and students understand what it means to live on low wages with an inadequate healthcare plan.

Lacy Murphy | Washington University Graduate Workers Union Member

WUGWU and SWA members rally, march for a living wage

The Washington University Graduate Workers Union and Student Worker Alliance rallied in partnership with “Fight for $15” this Saturday to advocate for all hourly and salaried individuals on campus to earn a living wage.

Emma Baker | News Editor