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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

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...

Freshman special education major Paige Ross inspects a shirt at Campus Book & Supply on Lincoln Street on Sunday, April 3, 2016.

Student org pushes to affiliate with worker’s rights group

Karl Schneider April 3, 2016

Kent State’s student chapter of the United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) has been working with the university to affiliate with Workers Rights Consortium (WRC). The consortium monitors labor rights...

Dylan Webb is a teaching English as a second language major. Contact him at

The beginning of the movement: My experience with the USAS

Dylan Webb March 2, 2016

This weekend I embarked with the Kent State chapter of USAS (United Students Against Sweatshops) to Pittsburgh for the 2016 United Students Against Sweatshops National Conference. In a small amount of...

Members of campus union AFSCME and student organization USAS picket outside the M.A.C. Center on May 1, 2015, as President Beverly Warren is inaugurated inside. The Board of Trustees and AFSCME both accepted a report from a fact-finder Thursday, bringing a successful end to the negotiation process and preventing campus workers from potentially going on strike.

Kent State, AFSCME reach collective bargaining agreement

Emily Mills June 4, 2015

Kent State and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 153 reached an agreement Thursday, preventing a potential strike from campus workers, including custodians...

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