STUDENT-WORKER SOLIDARITY

The chronic underfunding of post-secondary education and the shifting priorities of colleges and universities affect workers and students on campuses in very similar ways. Administrations provide the same rationale to workers about why they must freeze wages as they do to students about why they cannot freeze or reduce tuition fees. The issue is further compounded for students who are also workers on their campus. If students and workers join in solidarity, both are better positioned to make their demands, including more funding, better working and learning conditions and the protection of student and workers’ rights both on and off campus.