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Hunger Strike Continues at Wash U.

Student sit-in.

By Maria Hickey, KWMU

St. Louis, MO. – A group of Washington University students says their hunger strike will continue
following a meeting with the chancellor and other university officials Thursday afternoon.

Student Worker Alliance leader Ojiugo Uzoma says Chancellor Mark Wrighton did not offer any concessions on worker wages.

Last week the university said it would put an additional half-million dollars toward workers' salaries and benefits.

Uzoma says the meeting changed little.

"It leaves us asking them to negotiate and it leaves us still asking for a living wage," she said.

The students are seeking $9.79 minimum for hourly wages for contract workers and campus employees.

The university did not immediately return a call seeking comment.


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