UVa's Living Wage Rally

By: Venton Blandin
By: Venton Blandin

September 29, 2006

There is more news surrounding University of Virginia's Board of Visitors meeting, and this time it concerns the living wage.

UVa's living wage campaign members gathered outside the Rotunda to demonstrate during the meeting.

The demonstrators were so loud, the board had to move its meeting to another building. The group called for UVa's governing body to raise the living wage.

The group says they do it because those who get the wage can not.

"They can't speak for themselves without fear of being fired. We hope we can have a movement strong enough that they feel comfortable speaking, but until that happens we have to be their allies, and we have to be the public faces," said UVa Student Benjamin Van Dyne.

The Living Wage Campaign of UVa is asking the University of Virginia to raise the living wage to $10.72.

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