Welcome to the Campus Living Wage Project!
On campuses across the United States, student activists have campaigned
to improve the wages and bargaining power of low-wage university
employees. Campus living wage campaigns generally advocate for a
higher minimum wage for university employees, and the adoption of
a "code of conduct" to help protect workers' rights.
This website is a collection of interviews
with students and activists involved in "living
wage" campaigns at various campuses, mostly conducted during
the Winter of 2002. The interviews provide insights into what makes
successful labor rights campaigns, as well as the ideals and experiences
that motivate them.
If you're involved in campus organizing or advocacy, or are just
interested in activism and labor rights on campuses, these interviews
are a good place to learn more about campus activism. Feel free
to email with any questions and comments on the site. Enjoy!
Words: a moving collection of interviews with low-wage
Harvard employees about working at Harvard.