Campus Compact is a campaign being run by SLAP chapters around the country. The Compact was built through the success of student organizing over the past decade – from living wages, to students controlling committees that decide business partners, the right to unionize and acknowledging the power our campuses have as the labor standard setters.
As the largest private sector employer in the United States, Walmart has enormous power to set the trends not just for the retail and service industries, but for the economy as a whole.
Every eight seconds, an American turns 65. By 2040, an estimated 27 million Americans will need direct care services. Currently, the direct care workforce is approximately 3 million workers. The gap between the care that is needed and the current workforce could present a social crisis of immense proportions.
Instead capitalizing on the plethora of benefits a well-educated citizenry bring to a community, state and local leaders have elected to raise tuition and fees to mitigate budget shortfalls, forcing students and families to shoulder an unprecedented amount of the financial burden of paying for college. It’s time to fight back!