The Oberlin Review

SLAC Calls for Worker Self-Management in Dining Services

Jeeva Muhil, Eliza Guinn, Michael Kennedy, Student Labor Action Coalition

May 5, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Broader Context: Since May Day is a national day of action for labor rights in the U.S., members of the Student Labor Action Coalition and other interested students chose May 1 to make a stand for workers’ rights on campus. We wanted to both make a statement on campus while also recognizing the increasing attacks on labor that have continued for decades. The Trump administration’s nomination of Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and its targeting of immigrant and specifically non-white workers further emphasize the need for solidarity within the labor movement both in Northeastern Ohio and nationwide. Historically, the labor movement has privileged exclusively white men over the rest of the ...

Feature Photo: Fight for $15

Feature Photo: Fight for $15

November 13, 2015

Students protest outside City Hall on Tuesday to call for a minimum wage hike to $15 an hour and protection of the right to unionize. The protesters stood in solidarity with demonstrators throughout Ohio, including in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown. “Currently, 14.6 percent of Lorain County’s population lives in poverty, and 9,900 people in Lorain County moved into the federally defined poverty level between 2007 and 2009. In the state of Ohio, 15.8 ...

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