UMD students demand wage increase
The Student Labor Action Project at the University of Maryland in College Park is planning a large rally and action today to ask the university to raise the wage for student workers on campus. SLAP aims to bring attention to what they say is the unacceptable practice of paying student workers on campus a minimum wage of $8.25 an hour, the state’s minimum wage, as opposed to the county minimum wage of $9.55 an hour. Chris Bangert-Drowns of SLAP notes that “given the rising costs of textbooks, tuition, housing, food, leaving students behind like this is unacceptable.” The rally is scheduled to begin at 4:30p this afternoon (see Calendar).
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