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Starting a Campaign
Interested in starting a living
wage campaign? Here are some resources to get you started!
Step 1: Talk to campus workers!
An effective student-worker solidarity campaign is
based in strong relationships between workers and students.
Students need to actively take direction from campus workers, who are most directly affected by living wage campaigns and similar struggles.
How do you find out what the main concerns and grievances
are of workers at your school? How do you know whether
workers are earning a living wage? Build relationships and ask
them! Start by building trust, being careful to
respect workers' space, beware of talking in front of
managers, and listen to workers' stories more than you
rant on about a living wage campaign.
For more info: Check
out our workshops,
Organizing Manual (and its table
of contents) from United
Students Against Sweatshops, and the "Organizing
Kit" and "Living Wage Guide" at the website
for the National
Student Labor Week of Action (March 27 - April 4,
Join the national network: Once you've
formed a student-worker solidarity group on your campus,
consider becoming a chapter of the Student
Labor Action Project and United
Students Against Sweatshops.
Host an LWAC training at your school! LWAC
facilitators (past and current campus activists) run
trainings across the country for campus groups involved
in living wage campaigns and similar struggles. Bring
us to your campus!
Have a suggestion for this (or any)
page on the LWAC website?
Please contact us and
let us know!