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March 12, 2020
Ethan Chua argues for more protections and benefits for Stanford service workers, particularly in light of COVID-19
April 15, 2020
Ethan Chua of Students for Workers' Rights argues that Stanford's refusal to provide contacted workers with appropriate protection, information and pay increased their risk of exposure to COVID-19.
March 29, 2020
Alissa Orlando and Ethan Chua push Stanford to follow the example of Harvard, MIT, Duke and other peer institutions in agreeing to continue to pay subcontracted workers during the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.
April 9, 2020
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.
Feb. 19, 2020
On Jan. 7, Stanford’s Affordability Task Force (ATF) announced a set of five new benefits to take effect in 2020 for faculty and staff, including expansions to family leave and healthcare and the creation of an employee emergency assistance fund.
July 17, 2020
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.
March 10, 2020
Stanford Students Against War and the Multo Collective condemned Condoleezza Rice's appointment as director of the Hoover Institution in a demonstration on Monday.
April 3, 2020
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.
Feb. 24, 2020
The 22% Campaign presents a set of eight demands to Stanford, including that the University publicly release disaggregated admissions data.
March 25, 2020
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.
March 22, 2020
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.
May 7, 2020
Frontline healthcare workers gathered on Thursday to protest Stanford Health Care’s “temporary workforce adjustment program,” which requires that employees choose between being furloughed, taking paid time off (PTO) or accepting a 20% pay cut.
Aug. 20, 2020
“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.”
Feb. 27, 2020
Stanford's service workers' union and Stanford Students for Workers' Rights are pushing back against the proposed changes.
April 14, 2020
Following sustained activism from students, faculty, staff and alumni, Stanford is committing to pay continuation for all regular Stanford employees through June 15, the end of spring quarter.
May 6, 2020
Since March, students and faculty have voiced their concerns through petitions about topics ranging from housing to academics to workers’ rights. Here are a look at the petitions that have circulated since the beginning of March.
June 15, 2020
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.
May 1, 2020
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?”
Jan. 18, 2020
The rally, held in solidarity with student activists in Indian universities, saw speakers address a 150-strong crowd to denounce the bill.