United Students Against Sweatshops
United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) is the nation’s largest youth-led, student labor campaign organization, with affiliated locals on over 150 campuses. USAS affiliates run both local and nationally-coordinated campaigns for economic justice in partnership with worker and community organizations. Since 1997, USAS has won precedent-setting campaigns, educated students about the growing dominance of corporations in the globalized economy, as well as the intersectionality of identity and social justice issues with the labor movement, and has trained tens of thousands of young activists to become skilled organizers, researchers, and campaigners in labor and social justice organizations.
Releases by this organization
Friday, October 25, 2013
California Students Pledge Support as Workers Prepare for Strike Vote
As University of California students gear up for a Hallo-Week of Action, they released the following open letter pledging to stand with campus workers with AFSCME 3299 who are taking a strike vote next week. Dear President Napolitano and the entire UC Community, We write to you on behalf of students from across the University of California who share a deep concern about the UC’s decision to implement drastic cuts on 8,000 of our lowest paid campus workers, as well as more than 12,000 UC patient care workers.