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Parent Article: Harvard Janitors Fight For Real Living Wage; Will Students Muster Renewed Support?
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To quote myself
26 Oct 2005
learn to read:

"The SEIU says that at $560 a week, the top salary available to Harvard janitors falls well short of these estimates and that about 35% can not even get enough hours to meet the City Of Cambridge’s living wage requirement of $488 a week."

Note also that the living wage estimates are based on the presumption that the employee has at least 1 dependent.

"The Women’s Educational and Industrial Union, The National Low Income Housing Coalition and The Economic Policy Institute that put a living wage in the Boston Metropolitan Statistical Area at between $834 and $959 a week for a family of two."

i really have no idea how much Grad students make i know i manage to support myself on what i hope will consistently work out to be about $300 a week. I do all right, i am sure i live more frugally than most grad students...but i don't have kids and i am not working to suport a family.

I am not an econ expert but I have talked to some students working for their phd's in the field and you know there are non-monetary incentives for roughing it A LITTLE to get through grad school, like a future full of high five and six figure salaries. These incentives for the most part probably do not exist for harvard janitors.

Whose next?