Fight for 15

Unpacking the University’s explanation for excluding student workers from its $15 an hour minimum wage raise

“At the undergrad level,” continued McDonald, “you just have an attitude that work is just like, a little bit extra, or it just helps out.” While that may be the case for some, extensive coverage by Student Life cites other undergraduates who say they depend on campus employment—many of us know of or are such students ourselves.

Diva Harsoor | Contributing Writer

Staff Editorial: It’s time to make WU childcare more accessible

Providing free childcare would make higher education much more accessible to those students who, due to the costs of childcare, could be forced to choose between their children and their education.

WUGWU holds first protest of semester at Student Activities Fair

Washington University Graduate Workers Union organized their first protest of the semester during the Student Activities Fair this past Friday from 4:15 to 5 p.m.

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In case you missed it: Summer at Wash. U.

Washington University saw quite a few changes while classes were out of session for the summer. We’ve recapped them here, in case you were on summer brain and missed a few things.

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‘We’re just really, really heartened’: Washington University to increase minimum wage to $15 by 2021

Washington University will increase the minimum hourly wage to $15 an hour for regular employees and basic service contractors on July 1, 2021, Chancellor Andrew Martin announced June 25.

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Op-ed: From a student arrested by the university

For all the people that are graduating, I know you are almost out of here, and a lot of you are probably wondering what else you can do with just one week left at Wash. U. This is what you can do. Commit to showing solidarity with everyone who has been involved with this and everyone who is affected by this.

Jessica Yu | Class of 2021

Op-Ed: Time for Washington University to translate research into practice

Earning a living wage doesn’t mean living extravagantly. It simply captures the amount needed to live independently without facing the stressful tradeoffs that come when you can afford either quality child care or decent housing in a safe environment, but not both.

Jake Rosenfeld | Associate Professor of Sociology

Op-Ed: Letter to the editor: All campus workers need $15/hr and free childcare

My anxiety about money is hindering my ability to take care of myself and other people in my life who matter to me.

Sarah Martin | Class of 2019

Amidst protests, WUGWU hosts teach-in in Brookings Quadrangle

Washington University Graduate Workers Union (WUGWU) held a teach-in gathering on the Brookings Quadrangle stage Monday afternoon.

Noah Slaughter | Staff Reporter

Inside Martinville: A look at the students behind the Fight for $15 Brookings occupation

What started as an alliance between WUGWU and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1 has grown into a cross-campus movement headquartered at Brookings Quadrangle. While the Fight for $15 is nothing new on campus, it’s gaining more attention than ever before with the decision to occupy Brookings Quadrangle with a tent city dubbed “Martinville.”

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