In a movement that reflects growth Momentum On campus, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Student Council on Wednesday introduced a bill that would raise wages for all student workers to $15 an hour. The introduction of this law addresses Wisconsin Union and UW Housing & Dining. It has increased Their minimum wage was raised to $15 an hour in late August.
The Madison Association of Students (ASM) joint resolution states, “The current situation with student employers on campus is a scramble to find funds to raise wages to properly find employees.” It is written
According to the resolution, ASM spent much of the last year talking to administrators about raising campus wages to a “living” wage of $15 an hour. In response to those requests, ASM said it had received agreements from UW Housing & Dining, RecWell and the Wisconsin Union to gradually raise wages over the next few years.
Minimum wage for student jobs last year gain To $12, which was $10.50 at the beginning of the school year.
This formal law amends the student wage policy to $15 an hour for all jobs and is expected to take effect at the beginning of fiscal year 2024. The law leaves no room for years of escalation and would be a huge win for the organization. Trying to Securing a $15 minimum wage agreement for all student jobs for years to come.
At Wednesday’s meeting, ASM also announced official membership of the University of Wisconsin System Student Governance Association (UWSSGA) and ratified its constitution by an 18-to-2 vote.
According to the association Constitutionthe UWSSGA exists to “represent the interests of the students of the University of Wisconsin System in system and state governance” and works with all aspects of the UW System to “provide the best possible college environment and educational experience.” system student.
“This is a really big achievement. Many people from many other schools have helped with this. I’m really excited to see where this goes,” said MGR Govindarajan, Chairman of the ASM Legislative Committee. says. “I expect other schools to ratify this and will work closely with them to see where they are with this and if they have also ratified this. It’s a huge deal for student unions statewide.”
ASM also criticized the UW system for changing the distribution schedule for segregation fees for the 2023-24 school year.Separate fee price Students are evaluated for student services, activities, programs and facilities on campus.
These fees “constitute substantial support for student activities on campus,” including UHS, Wisconsin Union, bus passes, other transportation services, and the Child Care Tuition Assistance Program, the council wrote.
ASM has asked the UW System to reverse its decision to increase the segregation fee schedule and to meet with student councils and other student leaders at other UW campuses to discuss the issue of this change.
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