Campus Living Wage Project


Harvard University
Elaine Bernard
Dan Dimaggio
Madeleine Elfenbein
Lawrence Katz
Roona Ray & Amy Offner

Brown University
Peter Asen
Matthew Jerzyk (Jobs for Justice)
Nick Rutter
Anissa Weinraub

Swarthmore College
Sam Blair
Kae Kalwaic

Economic Policy Institute
Jared Bernstein

Jen Kern

Stanford University
Anna Mumford [to come]

Colorado College
Kai Stinchombe [to come]

Interested in being interviewed?

Page: Campaign Profile - Swarhtmore College

Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

Students from Swarthmore College, a small liberal arts school in Pennsylvania, rallied together to advocate for a living wage. Students discuss the various ways the university attempted to derail the process, as well as the difficulties of organizing without a union presence.

Sam Blair - student activist
Kae Kalwaic - staff activist

SC Living Wage and Democracy Campaign: the home page for the Swarthmore living wage and labor campaign
"Living Wage Democracy Campaign": good overview article on the campaign from the college paper,The Phoenix.

Other campus and organization profiles:
Harvard University
Brown University
Stanford University
Economic Policy Institute
ACORN (Association of Communities Organized for Reform Now)
Colorado College [coming]

Living Wage Links: ACORN / Harvard PSLM / Economic Policy Institute / Jobs for Justice / United Students Against Sweatshops / LabourStart / PERI / United for a Fair Economy

Last Updated 12.18.04
Research and design by Adam Stone
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This research project was generously funded by the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University, and supported through the efforts of Kent Koth, Renato Rosaldo, my family, and many friends and kind strangers.