UC Davis Protests Poverty Wages
The march comes as the result of an Occidental College study which shows that 7 in 10 UC clerical, administrative, and support staff are food insecure with 45% of workers going hungry due to lack of resources.
“The University is failing its workers by not paying us enough to eat,” said UC Davis Chapter Coordinator Rocio Richards. “We should not have to skip meals or reduce our food intake to simply survive.”
The protesters marched from the West entrance of the hospital to the main entrance chanting and carrying signs stating: Pay Workers Enough to Live!
Members rallied at the main entrance and shared their stories of surviving on the low wages given at UC.
Thank you to all the UC Davis members who came out and showed their support. We will continue to fight for a living wage for all our members.