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Living Wage Activists at Mary Washington University Lock Down in VP's Office

On April 11th at 9 am, five students chained themselves together inside the office of Richard Hurley, Mary Washington University’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. They came to demand a living wage for University employees, and refused to leave for over two hours, until Mr. Hurley agreed to negotiate with them....

By 11:30, Aaron Samsel, student negiotator for the UMW Living Wage Campaign, and Hurley had reached an agreement on the establishment of a committee. Samsel was allowed to meet alone with the protestors in Hurley’s office. The activists discussed and agreed to the proposal, unlocked and left the office victorious, “lock-down equipment? in hand.... Read the full story!
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