[CCPJ Update] Living Wage Rally at UVA: Tomorrow, Showdown at Noon
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Fri Feb 17 20:28:51 EST 2012
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...a simple truth that “*since wars begin in the minds of humans, it is in
the minds of humans that the defense of peace must be constructed*…”
WE are turning our community conversation toward peace and away from the
enmity and violence that dominate our lives. In these times of continuing
wars and public discord, envisioning peace seems like an impossible task.
But it is precisely in such times that the need for peace and non-violence
*Will you join us?*
For a World of Justice and Peace for All.
CCPJ Supported Event
Rotunda Showdown at High Noon
Dear Supporters of the Living Wage Campaign:
*Join us Saturday Feb. 18th at 1pm on the steps of the Rotunda as we
announce our next actions to the public.*
We submitted our demands to the administration on Feb. 8th along with a
faculty petition with over 325
requesting a response by Feb. 17th. President Sullivan did not respond to
our demands <http://www.livingwageatuva.org/official-demands/>, but instead
made a speech citing "wage progress" at U.Va. Meanwhile, hundreds of U.Va.
employees are struggling to get by. Yet she pointedly ignored the specific
demands of the Campaign, including our concern for contract employees.
the following: one of the companies that U.Va. contracts with pays only
$7.50/hr, no benefits, and even makes employees pay for their own uniforms!
Even the managers only make $9.50/hr... no where near enough to survive! *
And the President thinks that we've made progress?!?! Please read our
response to the President's speech
This "progress" is not enough for employees struggling to make ends meet,
for the contracted employees that U.Va. refuses to acknowledge, and the
families hurt by long hours, low pay, and financial instability. This is no
time for flowery speeches. It is time for action.
The Campaign was recently supported by a community
included the NAACP - Charlottesville/Albermarle, Virginia Organizing,
Legal Aid Justice Center, Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice
(CCPJ), CVille Workers Action Network, and Kristin Szakos - Vice Mayor City
of Charlottesville, with many others.
*Now it's time to take action, because the caring community starts with us.*
Join us Saturday. Come to learn where we are headed and how you can get
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