“We spent the last two years researching these issues”
They have also issued a list of related demands, naturally.
Campus Reform reports:
GWU progressive student group demands ‘fair jobs’
George Washington University President Thomas LeBlanc agreed to meet with the Progressive Student Union in response to the group’s Oct. 1 list of demands for increased university employee benefits “at all levels.”
Noah Wexler, a member of the Progressive Student Union Coordinating Committee, told Campus Reform on Wednesday that LeBlanc’s office responded to PSU by the student group’s imposed deadline of Oct. 10. LeBlanc offered to schedule a meeting with PSU and other administrators, but a specific time and date for the meeting has not yet been set.
“The letter presents to GW’s administration several critical problems that members of [Fair Jobs GW] have identified after conducting hundreds of conversations with our friends in various working staffs on campus,” the GW PSU wrote on its blog, The Wrench. “Following the letter is a list of demands that we are urging the university to address. These ten demands range from pay to healthcare and concern employees at all levels of GW’s working community.”
“We spent the last two years researching these issues and communicating with different working groups on campus,” Wexler told Campus Reform, noting that PSU spoke with the Division of Operations, conducted research on companies with whom GW has contracts, and talked to university employees.
“Nearly all of the working staff that approached us believes that the policy change proposals outlined in the letter are overdue,” Wexler said.
Paying a “living wage” and allowing for collective bargaining are key demands made by PSU.
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