Starting Date: 03-28-2008
Ending Date: 04-04-2008
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United StatesStudent Labor Week of Action | March 28 – April 4, 2008
Imagine a world where everyone who chooses to is able to go to college; a world where workers on our campuses and in our communities have a voice about their working conditions; a world where the fruits and vegetables we eat are picked by workers who earn a living wage; a world where we can proudly wear our university apparel, knowing the workers that made our clothing were paid fairly and afforded the basic rights of breaks, safe working conditions and an 8 hour work day; a world where jobs support workers and the environment. Cesar Chavez and Martin Luther King, Jr. both imagined a world like this.
Now is the time to turn our dreams for a better world into a reality!
From March 28-April 4, 2008, students and workers join together to celebrate the lives of Cesar Chavez and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to continue their work to build a better future. Join us as we demand:
· Living wages for all campus employees
· University codes of conduct that support workers’ rights both on campus and overseas
· Development of “green jobs” that support workers in our communities and promote a healthy environment
· Access to higher education for all
· Fair wages & working conditions for the people who grow our food and harvest our crops
· And MUCH MORE!
Dr. King once said, “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for freedom. A man can’t ride your back unless it is bent.”
It is in this tradition that we announce the:
9th annual National Student Labor Week of Action
Geographical Scope: National