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    American University staffers go on strike over low wages

    August 24, 2022 // Citing low wages, health care and an abusive work environment, over 500 members of the American University staff union went on strike Monday morning. The strike, which is scheduled to last five days, comes after leaders with SEIU Local 500 and the school administration failed to come to a compromise on new contracts to address these and other issues earlier in August. Amanda Kleinman, Unfair Labor Practice Strike, Peter Starr, Emily Kim,

    American University staff preparing to strike over wages

    August 22, 2022 // Hundreds of staffers at American University plan to go on strike next week if negotiations over wages and health-care benefits with the school in D.C. do not produce a contract. American and a union representing about 550 clerical, technical and academic staff members have been hammering out a labor agreement for more than a year. While they have made progress on issues such as job security, they remain at odds over salary increases, said Sam Sadow, an organizer with Service Employees International Union Local 500, the union representing the staff members. Matthew Bennett, Amanda Kleinman,