| Latest News from Campus Campaigns
| Campaigns Listed by Region
University of California- San Diego
San Diego, CA
|Group name: Students for Economic Justice
Campaign background: In
2001, Students for Economic Justice formed as a result
of concern over an illegal firing of a subcontracted
worker in janitorial services. Students and workers
united in order to help re-hire the fired worker, and
also bring all janitors in-house to the UC wide service
workers union, AFSCME Local 3299. Since then, SEJ has
existed as the primary student labor group on campus.
In the fall of 2005, Students from the UCSD Students
for Economic Justice and other student activists from
throughout the UC system met with the Local 3299 to
strategize around a UC-wide living wage strategy. Currently,
the word is spreading to build a movement to not just
secure higher wages for AFSCME workers but also be inclusive
of all subcontracted workers to be brought in-house.
The living wage in San Diego is $13.05. Workers hope
that in their next contract negotiation in 2007, the
living wage policy will be forefront.
Check back for news and updates from the UCSD campaign!
» see the "Eight Demands of the UC Living
Wage Coalition at UCSD" at Demands,
proposals & policies
Campaigns News & Updates:
Have something to add about this
campaign? Please e-mail us at