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Students for Workers’ Rights concludes fundraiser for laid-off workers, plans for upcoming year

“If Stanford respected, acknowledged, protected, and fairly compensated EVERYONE who makes the university possible (with cleaning staff literally being the most important to any chance of re-opening) then there would be no need for fundraising at all,” Sarah Goodman ’20, a member of SWR who works on the fundraiser distribution side, wrote in an email to The Daily. “This is not an unavoidable COVID impact. It’s a university policy choice.”

Stanford Students for Workers’ Rights endorses the Philippine Human Rights Act

Many of the service workers we organize with at Students for Workers’ Rights (SWR) are Filipino migrants, and we affirm that their individual stories and struggles must be situated within the broader frames of imperialism and capitalism. We at SWR also condemn the oppression of the Philippine labor movement by the Duterte regime, while affirming that the Philippine state’s brutal use of force is a reaction to the profound power of people’s struggle.

Why I’m not donating to Stanford post-graduation

As a graduating senior of the Class of 2020, and as an international student with class privilege, I’ve been reflecting on where to dedicate my financial resources post-graduation. It’s often customary for graduating seniors to donate a largely symbolic amount to their alma mater, as a token of gratitude and a sign of future commitment to their university. However, after witnessing Stanford’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consistently lackluster response to the demands of the Black community, I cannot in good conscience donate a portion of my income to Stanford University’s general funds.

The point of an opinions section

At the beginning of spring quarter, The Daily's opinions section welcomed a new group of writers into our fold. In discussing with our new members the process of writing and revising opinions articles, we were forced as editors to confront more explicitly the question, “What is an opinions article?”

Pay extended for 56 Row kitchen staff after student activism

Stanford is extending pay for 56 furloughed kitchen staff employed by Student Organized Services (SOS), a group of chefs and hashers serving on the Row, through May 3 and their benefits will be extended to the end of May, wrote SOS CEO Nick Peters in an email to his employees on April 2.

Mutual aid as radical hope

What’s particularly unique and cruel about the COVID-19 dystopia, however, is how much of it has emerged from the very conditions that allow many of us in the Global North to live comfortable, modern lives — the conditions of global capitalism.

Stanford’s pay continuation policy excludes contracted workers; community responds with petition, fundraiser

While Stanford has committed to pay continuation for regular employees throughout spring quarter, this policy does not extend to the University’s contracted employees, including more than 200 custodians responsible for cleaning academic facilities employed through UG2, a national custodial service, and 56 kitchen staff employed through Student Organized Services (SOS), a group of chefs and hashers serving on the Row.

Stanford: Contracted workers deserve the same benefits as your ‘regular’ employees

On March 16, Stanford University released its policy of pay continuation for workers whose hours would be affected by COVID-19. However, the University’s pay continuation policy contains a serious omission: It does not apply to the several hundred contracted workers who are not technically Stanford employees, yet who perform various essential functions on campus.
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