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Here’s a Tip, Don’t Tip Your Waiters

Here’s a Tip, Don’t Tip Your Waiters

By Diego Maguina Razuri, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under Culture, Opinion

We should not tip waiters, and employers should be paying their waitstaff at least minimum wage.

Having Opinions First Step To Change

Having Opinions First Step To Change

By Thomas Price, Opinion Editor

March 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Staying informed and opinionated on the issues that directly affect the university is something worth investing the time into.

NYC Fight for $15 Global Day of Action

NYC Fight for $15 Global Day of Action

By Rebecca Oh, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under News, University News

The fight for a Union and $15 minimum wage for all workers continues at another Global Day of Action in Times Square.

End Minimum Wage Bickering with Cost of Living Adjustments

End Minimum Wage Bickering with Cost of Living Adjustments

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The minimum wage has actually lost purchasing power in recent decades, resulting in much undue strain on workers. Indexing the minimum wage to inflation and a city’s cost of living can drastically reduce this stress, and help eliminate a metric where America lags behind its Western counterparts.

NY State Budget Is National Example

NY State Budget Is National Example

By Abraham Gross, Deputy Opinion Editor

April 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

If states are the ‘laboratories of democracy,’ as former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis has said, then New York’s 2016 budget is an experiment with nationwide implications.

University’s Wage Raises Have to Come From Somewhere

University’s Wage Raises Have to Come From Somewhere

By Richard Shu, Opinion Editor

March 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Though the measures are undoubtedly a boon for student workers, we must all keep in mind that there is no such thing as a free lunch.

NYU Reacts: Student Minimum Wage Raised to $15

NYU Reacts: Student Minimum Wage Raised to $15

By Lexi Faunce, News Editor

March 25, 2016


Filed under News, University News

President Hamilton announced the new $15 per hour minimum wage for student workers with NYU jobs.

SLAM Protests to Rename Moelis Institute

SLAM Protests to Rename Moelis Institute

By Lexi Faunce, News Editor

March 7, 2016


Filed under News, University News

Protesters from the Student Labor Action Movement gathered this weekend to fight for student worker rights.

Yelp and the Erosion of Institutional Accountability

By Ana Lopez, Contributing Writer

February 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It’s all too distressing that this is the kind of labor force that college students are being thrown into — the most exciting areas of industry are also the ones where employees seem to matter the least. And

Employees Get the Short End of the Share Economy

Employees Get the Short End of the Share Economy

By Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

February 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Yet for workers at these companies the end results are not as idyllic. In the share economy, workers often bear costs which more traditional businesses normally would.

Fair pay for NYU student workers

Fair pay for NYU student workers

By Ryan Thomas, Student Senator

November 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Proactively addressing students’ concerns about the affordability of education at NYU will further demonstrate the incoming administration’s commitment to improving the university and ensuring fair compensation.

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