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UPDATE: Incarceration to Education Coalition Sits-In At Kimmel

By Lexi Faunce, News Editor

March 26, 2016


Filed under Diversity at NYU, News, Uncategorized, University News

Students remain inside the Kimmel Center past midnight to continue protesting against questions of criminal history on NYU's application.

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.

Student-workers angry at payroll backup

Student-workers angry at payroll backup

By Thomas Peracchio, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2015


Filed under News, University News

SLAM occupied the Welcome Center on Friday afternoon to ask the university to rectify a payroll hangup.

Protest held for minimum wage hike

Protest held for minimum wage hike

By Mike Adams, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2015


Filed under News

Fast food workers across the country went on strike to fight for $15 minimum wage, while students rallied to show their support.

SLAM protests for minimum wage raise

SLAM protests for minimum wage raise

By Amanda Morris, Contributing Writer

April 2, 2015


Filed under News

The NYU Student Labor Action Movement participated in a Fight For $15 action as fast food workers demand $15/hr and a union.

SLAM letter calls for fair wages, aid

SLAM letter calls for fair wages, aid

By Marita Vlachou, Deputy News Editor

November 26, 2014


Filed under News

NYU's SLAM delivered a letter to John Sexton with their demands to improve student debt.

[UPDATE] SLAM, other groups bring JanSport protest to Welcome Center

[UPDATE] SLAM, other groups bring JanSport protest to Welcome Center

By Kavish Harjai, News Editor

May 2, 2014


Filed under News

UPDATE: The University released a press release on May 6 that said it would not order more merchandise from JanSport. "NYU has decided not to place any new orders of merchandise produced by JanSport until and unless JanSport and its parent company, VF Corporation, agree to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, which is aimed at making Ban...

SLAM urges NYU to drop JanSport

SLAM urges NYU to drop JanSport

April 14, 2014


Filed under News

Bangladeshi garment worker Aklima Khanam shared her account of the Rana Plaza factory collapse of April 2013, which killed 1,100 Bangladeshi factory workers, with the NYU community on April 11. “We heard that the factory was collapsing and we didn’t want to enter, the management told us t...

Letter to Sexton no SLAM dunk

Letter to Sexton no SLAM dunk

March 26, 2014


Filed under News

The Student Labor Action Movement attempted to deliver a letter to NYU President John Sexton on March 24 regarding what it views as a loophole in the changes NYU has recently made to its student apparel licensing contracts. NYU wrote to all of its licensees on January 15 stating that, as of March 1, the ...

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