USAS at the People’s Summit — Register Now!

What’s going to happen after election day? The People’s Summit this June 14-17 needs your help to answer that question. What is the role of our student movement within this historic political moment? How can we support and strengthen other fights in our communities, and how can community members have our backs?

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Nike “Just Do the Right Thing” Worker Tour Media Round-Up

We’ve just wrapped up our our country-wide Nike “Just Do the Right Thing” speaking tour! Noi Supalai, former union President and Nike factory worker from Thailand, just finished a 28-day speaking tour. Noi stopped at colleges and Universities from New…

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Columbia Student Workers Win $15, Days After NYU!

Student workers at Columbia University won their fight for $15, days after NYU student workers claimed the same victory. Similar campaigns are launching across the country. Who’s next?!

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Garment Worker Solidarity

  • Two decades after overseas sweatshop conditions first hit national headlines, garment factory conditions have become worse than ever. In Bangladesh, an industry of deathtrap factories endangers thousands of workers every day as greedy companies like VF Corporation refuse to take responsibility for safety in their factories.
  • Using our unique leverage as students attending universities with multi-million dollar apparel programs, USAS holds apparel brands like VF responsible for their subcontracted workers, forcing them to respect workers' basic rights to fair wages, decent working conditions, and a union.
  • Visit to learn more about our campaign in solidarity with Bangladeshi garment workers.

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Campus Worker Justice

  • It’s no secret that workers across the U.S. are constantly struggling to get by. It’s also not a secret that the bosses who control the workplace have the money and power to improve the lives of millions of workers.
  • Thousands of workers at our universities who clean our dorms, feed us in our dining halls, and keep us safe on our campuses are living in poverty, subject to harsh retaliation if they speak out or try to form a union.
  • USAS stands with campus workers in their struggles to win better conditions, wage increases, healthcare benefits, and a union. The fight continues, from Santa Clara University in California to the University of Miami in Florida.

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Student Worker Organizing

  • Students are workers too! The USAS Student Worker Organizing Committee is leading the fight for better working conditions and a voice at work for student employees.
  • SWOC leaders are bringing the fight for living wages to campuses across the country through the #15OnCampus campaign, for a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers, including student workers.
  • From coast to coast, we’re winning big. USASers recently won $15 at the University of Washington Seattle and New York University, making these the first two universities in the country to offer a $15 minimum wage to student workers.

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USAS also supports Walmart workers, teachers, and more. Check out our solidarity campaigns »