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Why I Joined The Fight For $15

Why I Joined The Fight For $15

Before I traveled to Brazil to take part in Fast Food Global (August 2015) alongside members of the Fight For $15 National Organizing Committee (NOC), I thought I had a solid understanding, in part from personal experience and a quality Liberal Arts education, of labor issues, ethics, and social activism. My informed yet limited perspective changed when I listened to the intimate history, meaning, value, and scope of the struggle for equity from the NOC squad. I joined FF$15 to make a difference ...

Why I'm Taking Action on 4.14

Why I’m Taking Action on 4.14

By Jason Grunebaum When’s the last time you saw a McDonald’s commercial featuring one of its workers cashing a paycheck that pays a living wage? Or opened a university homepage to find a full-screen photo crowded with smiling non-tenure-trackers and the headline: Our students couldn’t do it without you? The commercial’s held up in casting, and the provosts of the land are still playing with the fonts. But make no mistake: both are in the pipeline, and the upcoming actions of 4.14 wil ...

Why Activism Matters

Why Activism Matters

Someone recently told me that the most radicalizing experience is to try to work inside academia to affect change. It’s taken me years, literally years, to come to an understanding about the corrupt corporate model of higher education that has so swiftly taken over public and private colleges and universities across the country. Now all the staff and student services employees at my university wear a special uniform, they look like they are ready to go to work at McDonald’s. It appears this happ ...

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