Rutgers students, workers march to demand $15 minimum wage on campus

Alexis Johnson, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Hundreds of Rutgers students and unionized employees rallied Friday in a continued push for higher wages for all campus workers.

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Members of Rutgers’ faculty union, the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers, also attended the rally. They pledged to stand in solidarity with the students while also fighting for union workers’ rights.…

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Protest planned at Rutgers-New Brunswick for $15 minimum wage

Nick Muscavage

NEW BRUNSWICK – Student groups and unions are planning a protest at Rutgers University, calling for a $15 minimum wage for university employees.

On Friday, Feb.23, student groups, a coalition of Rutgers unions and representatives from campuses across the nation will hold a rally and march at Rutgers-New Brunswick.

The action, initiated by the Rutgers chapter of United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) and the Rutgers American Association of University Professors — American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT), will call on the Rutgers administration to establish a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers and to bargain in good faith with Rutgers unions representing 20,000 workers at the university.…

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Graduate Student Unions Are Growing — and Fighting for Social Justice

By Eleanor J. Bader, Truthout | Report

Not surprisingly, when graduate students heard that the Republican tax bill included a provision to tax tuition waivers, most became both upset and angry. But rather than despair, they organized. On campus after campus, in city after city, they mobilized to protest the 2017 bill. Their concerns extended beyond the injustice of taxing in-kind financial aid incentives as income, to include a broader progressive agenda: opposing racism, sexism, classism and homophobia; denouncing corporate tax giveaways; fighting the growth of anti-intellectualism; and countering attacks on publicly funded education.…

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Interactive Map: Who Gets Hurt Most By Gop’s Plan To Kill Higher-Ed Deductions?

Colleen O’Dea

The Republican tax-reform package targets benefits taken by New Jerseyans in college and grad school — and their families

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Austin Baker, a fourth-year doctoral student at Rutgers, said this change alone could force thousands of grad students across the country to abandon their studies and their teaching or research positions by pushing them into higher tax brackets and making it impossible to both pay income taxes and housing and food costs.…

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