A week prior to May Day, all C&W janitors at Stanford received a letter from James B. Canavan, Vice President of Labor Relations at C&W, threatening them with “negative consequences for all parties concerned.”
About a dozen students from four campus activist groups stepped onto the Memorial Auditorium stage bearing cardboard signs as Provost Persis Drell addressed prospective freshmen and their families.
The Stanford Student and Labor Alliance (SALA) led a rally to support Bay Area janitorial staff in their pursuit of better wages and working conditions Monday in White Plaza.
On April 14, five janitorial staff who work in Stanford’s academic center shared their needs and goals for their new labor contract with at least 40 students in a forum at the Markaz. The staff raised three key issues – wages, cost of living and medical benefits.
With Stanford’s janitorial workers’ regional contract up for renegotiation this April, the Stanford Student and Labor Alliance (SALA) held an open meeting for new members last Sunday to rally support for the SEIU Local 1877 workers’ union.
In June 2013, Glenn Wilson*, a graduate student in the School of Engineering, walked outside his Escondido Village apartment to find his 3-year-old daughter playing in lead paint chips that University officials told him “weren’t harmful”.
Due to issues raised by a Student and Labor Alliance (SALA) petition, Science and Engineering Quad custodial staff hours were changed from graveyard shifts back to their original daytime hours on Thursday.
Janitors in the Science and Engineering Quad (SEQ) recently had their hours changed from regular daytime hours to middle-of-the-night shifts without a wage increase, according to the Student and Labor Alliance (SALA). SALA, a student group dedicated to supporting workers on campus, is calling the change a workers’ rights abuse and is currently circulating a…