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KentWired

SDS flier hung inside Franklin Hall

SDS starts petition to raise student worker wages

Chloe Wilson-Henline, Reporter October 14, 2023

Almost 600 students have signed a petition started by Students for a Democratic Society, calling on the university to raise student worker wages and increase the resident assistant stipend to help students...

Ohio Democrats introduce bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage

Megan Henry, Ohio Capital Journal September 19, 2023

Ohio Democratic lawmakers have once again introduced a bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage. Ohio Senators Kent Smith, D-Euclid, and Hearcel Craig, D-Columbus, recently introduced Senate...

OPINION: Is it time for a $15 minimum wage?

Rob Moore, Ohio Capital Journal April 17, 2023

Ohio Capital Journal -- When I was living in Nebraska in 2014, the state passed a citizen-initiated minimum wage increase to raise the wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour. At the time, Nebraska’s minimum...

Kent State students launch a Fall 2021 awareness campaign that addresses issues in minimum wage.

Kent State students launch a Fall 2021 awareness campaign that addresses issues in minimum wage

Alexus Rayzer December 13, 2021

Kent State students launched a Fall 2021 awareness campaign that addresses issues in minimum wage and advocates for a $15 pay rate for student employees on campus. “We wanted to pick a topic that we...

ally training

Olivia Sharp October 21, 2021

Freshman Claire Sierota and Ryleigh Piper look over a handout before Ally Training as a part of the university’s sex week. The event was held in the Twin Towers' Studio A, on October, 20th, 2021.

Condoms on the K

Abigail Arnold October 18, 2021

Students receive information from Kent Interhall Council about safe sex and what is to come for the rest of Sex Week during Condoms on the K on Oct. 18, 2021. 

OPINION: Simplicity vs. adaptability – What “federalism” means and why I think it works best for a nation as big as America

Ross McDonnell Opinion Writer March 10, 2021

Before I get into the main topic of today’s column, why I think “federalism” is best suited for America, I feel it is best to clarify just what federalism is. The meaning of the word — at least...

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: U.S. President Joe Biden prepares to sign a series of executive orders at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office just hours after his inauguration on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden became the 46th president of the United States earlier today during the ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Biden readies moves to get checks and food aid to low-income Americans — plus a federal pay raise

Tami Luhby, CNN January 22, 2021

(CNN) -- President Joe Biden is expected to sign two more executive orders on Friday -- one focused on expanding food assistance and delivering stimulus checks to very low-income Americans, and the other...

USAS has been fighting for workers’ rights since 2013. They printed and distributed this information at their meeting on March 5, 2020.

‘I can’t even afford to buy the food I make’: Student workers discuss Aramark’s policies

Holly Liptak Reporter March 5, 2020

Students discussed grievances including the cost of living as a student, the lack of nutritional information in dining halls and the mistreatment of Aramark employees at the dining services town hall meeting...

Ray Paoletta is a senior political science major. Contact him at rpaolet1@kent.edu.

Opinion: The other side of an extreme minimum wage

Ray Paoletta April 8, 2015

An hourly wage of $7.25 cannot support a family. Heck, an hourly wage of $10.10 would be difficult for someone to support a family with.However, raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour at places such...

John Hess is a senior political science major. Contact him at jhess14@kent.edu. 

Opinion: Not lovin’ it: McExploitation and the minimum wage

John Hess April 6, 2015

Wal-Mart workers and their families were pleasantly surprised earlier this year when the corporation announced a plan to raise wages to $10 an hour by April of next year. This news was followed by similar...

Walking debt infects Kent State

Cheyenne Perry October 30, 2014

The Ohio Student Association painted students to look like zombies to raise awareness of the growing student debt problem and raising minimum wage Thursday evening at Risman Plaza.OSA’s Night of The...

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