Living Wage Sit in at Madison Hall

Seventeen student living wage activists are in their second day of staging a sit-in at Madison Hall, Stephanie Fees and Sarah Peeden report in the Cavalier Daily. It was just a month ago that UVa agreed to raise their minimum wage from $8.88 to $9.37/hour, but the newly reestablished living wage campaign at UVa is demanding $10.72 for the 809 UVa workers below that threshold. The students claim to be prepared to stay for the next couple of weeks. A rally was held at the rotunda, featuring NAACP chairman Julian Bond, and Professor Wende Marshall was arrested for trespassing yesterday evening when she attempted to enter Madison, the building that houses the office of President John Casteen.

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