SLAM stands for Student Labor Action Movement, a student-led organization dedicated to fighting student debt, income inequality, and unjust labor practices for university students and communities at large. We are committed to human rights and believe in taking direct action to advance social justice.
We focus on getting NYU to prioritize the financial needs of its students. This year, we accomplished this by increasing student workers’ pay to $15 an hour.
In the past, we have won our End Deathtraps campaign. The End Deathtraps campaign was a United Students Against Sweatshops campaign run by SLAM’s labor committee. The goal was to create safer working conditions in garment factories in Bangladesh by forcing the brands that produce NYU apparel to sign onto the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Through direct action we were successful in getting NYU to incorporate this as part of their policy.
We have also been active in GSOC’s (the graduate student organizing committee) successful fight for better working conditions and have been involved with work in the city to increase fast food worker pay to $15 an hour.
SLAM is Local #44 of United Students Against Sweatshops.
We look forward to continuing to build student power at NYU. Click the GET INVOLVED tab to learn more!