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Stanford University

Group name: Student Labor Action Coalition Website:
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Campaign background: SLAC was formed in 1998 by MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan) and SEAS (Students for Environmental Action at Stanford). In spring 2000, SLAC support janitors' fight for living wages. In fall 2001, six SLAC students staged a sit-in at the university hospital to stop the subcontracting of janitors' jobs. In spring 2002, SLAC and the NAACP had a 4-day sleep out calling for higher wages for campus foodservice workers. In spring 2003, SLAC and the Coalition for Labor Justice stage a sucessful week-long hunger strike to re-hire a worker fired for speaking out for her rights and to form a committee to examine labor practices at Stanford. The committee finally released its reccomendations over the summer of 2004 (read the final report). SLAC is still actively support campus workers struggles today!

Campaigns News & Updates:

Jan 9, 2006 - University, workers resume labor talks - Stanford Daily

May 29, 2002 - Students hold two-day labor protest: Students with SLAC, NAACP and other groups rally for higher wages - Stanford Daily

Apr 5, 2000 - Students rally for janitors: students join workers to lobby for better treatment and a living wage - Stanford Daily


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