February 8, 2012
Students and faculty members from the University of Virginia were chanting outside of Madison Hall Wednesday to bring awareness to the living wage campaign.
Students gave a list of demands to University administrators, which included every employee be guaranteed a living wage, job security and have safe working conditions.
"We interact with the people that this demand directly affects on a daily basis," said graduate student Ajay Chandra.
More than 300 faculty and staff showed their support for the living wage campaign by signing a petition.
"I think it's a matter of social and economic justice. We claim to be a caring community here and that means that really all UVa employees should be fairly compensated for their work," said Cynthia Hoehler-Fatton, an associate professor of religious studies.
Students say if UVa doesn't address their concerns by Feb. 17, they will publicize the wages and employment practices at the University.
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