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Charlottesville - UVA Living Wage Campaign to Host Rally, Release New Report
Chiara Canzi

October 18, 2010
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The students at UVA are serious about getting the lowest-paid University employees a living wage.

Next Monday, October 25, the Students and Workers United for a Living Wage group will host a rally and press conference for the release of "Keeping Our Promises," a report that highlights the research students have done on the topic.

“This is the movement's most important event of the year. It is a public demonstration of our desire to create a more just community in which all members are treated as full human beings, not as cheap tools,” reads an e-mail sent to the group’s mailing list.

The students want UVA to start paying its employees $11.44 an hour, the same wage the City of Charlottesville pays its workers. Currently, UVA’s rate is $10.14 an hour, $2.89 more per hour than the federally mandated minimum wage. The rally will be held in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom at 7pm, and is open to the public.