Students And Workers Unite For Tenth Annual National Week Of Action – 04/01/09
By Doug Cunningham
Students and workers are uniting coast to coast for a week of action on issues ranging from the Employee Free Choice Act to anti-sweatshop activism to fair wages for campus workers. Ricardo Valadez is with Jobs With Justice.
[Valadez]: ““One of the issues hat students fight for is university policies that support fair labor practices on campus. These are workers that they have most contact with. They may generally support a living wage in their community, but when it comes to workers on their campus they tend to really get involved.”
This is the tenth annual student/labor week of action and it features a wave of teach-ins, protests, speakers, films and other creative actions. There are actions on more than 100 campuses. Maria Escobar, Student Labor Action Project says the economic crisis has put more students in touch with labor issues.