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Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab
Dear legislators: uses federal work study money to fund Dorm Crew, making low income students clean dorms of other students. It gets worse. Investigate.
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Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab Mar 29
Replying to @saragoldrickrab
Isn’t this union busting?
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Liz Stevenson Mar 29
Replying to @saragoldrickrab
Yes.
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Ellen Nuffer Mar 29
Replying to @saragoldrickrab
My Dad (fresh off the farm, first gen, etc) cleaned dorms at Cornell but got to live in the dorm for free. Worked another job to pay for food. That was in 1940-43. Is this an Ivy thing?
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Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab Mar 29
Replying to @enuffer
I dunno but sure is gross for such wealthy colleges
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Amelia Elizabeth, MLIS Mar 29
Wait til you find out they make the food too. My one friend's WS job was to deliver packages & office supplies. But we went to a state school, so I'm sure you think that's fine.
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Trevor Griffey Mar 29
The has work study students work side by side with workers in dining facilities. In some other jobs, undergraduates supervise union staff, though I can't say whether those "supervisors" are paid with work study money.
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Trevor Griffey Mar 29
Replying to @saragoldrickrab
Would LOVE to see a study of how universities deploy work study students, especially in relation to union labor on campus.
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It’s Julie,Dr.Tilsen if you’re nasty 🦄〽️😬 Mar 29
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Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab Mar 29
Replying to @Harvard
A “pre-orientation program” where students on federal financial aid clean toilets.
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Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab Mar 29
Replying to @saragoldrickrab
Ooh, and they literally whitewash it. Check it out!
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Matthew Beckman Mar 29
Not entirely related but in MPLS there is a $15/hr min wage that is being phased in. Result is each semester wage goes up $0.50 and will be at $15/hr by 2021.
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Deidra Baker🌻 Mar 29
Replying to @saragoldrickrab
She is in college and *just* learned how to clean a bathroom? Not the biggest issue but telling.
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Introverted Instructor Mar 29
2 Ss of mine (young WOC) are doing papers on this topic for my class this week b/c of how they're treated by the uni & other Ss. (It's a 2nd yr course, btw.)
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Adriana Maestas Mar 29
What a shitty dynamic this must create in the student body... No pun intended....
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Charlie Whisky Mar 30
You mean, putting people in their place? Yes. You may get an education there but you'll never be one of them.
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FatimaMW Mar 30
i told you this was wack!
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Combative Firebrand Mar 30
Work-study money isn’t meant for that. The work should be based in academics or a professional vocation.
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Altaira Morbius Mar 30
I did food service with my work-study! At least there were very specific situations where we were allowed (late night, lunch places) because the rest of the jobs were full time and we weren’t allowed to do those.
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Anthony Jack Mar 30
I agree we need more investigation but these threads make it seem as if only harvard does this. Work study and manual labor jobs sadly go hand in hand at many schools, temple included. If we are to make a case, let’s not cherry pick and undercut ourselves.
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