The Student & Labor Action Movement is a student-led organization dedicated to building student and worker power on campus and around the world. We are committed to human rights and believe in taking direct action to advance social justice.
Our current campaign is focused on getting NYU to prioritize the financial needs of its students. We can accomplish this reducing the cost of attendance and increasing student worker pay to $15 an hour. These goals can be achieved through the cancellation of the expansion plan NYU 2031 and a reduction in administrative bloat.
We 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.
General meetings are held on Sunday at 3:30pm on the 7th floor of Kimmel. Come to the meetings to learn more about how you can get involved!
Want more updates and reminders about SLAM’s actions sent straight to your phone? You’re in luck – we have a text loop! Just text @StudentLaborAction to 23559 and we promise not to spam you incessantly.
Email NYUSLAM@gmail.com to get involved!