Raise Wages for Working Students

Students who work on our campus are paid well below a living wage, and often have to choose between food and textbooks, sacrifice hours studying for hours on the job, and have to take irregular and protracted breaks from classes to maintain financial stability. This is the product of an inequitable employment structure, in which working students make less than their non-student counterparts even when performing comparable work. The University could rectify this issue, and take the first step towards providing all campus workers a living wage, by matching its campus minimum wage to that of Prince George's County.