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2005: Student Labor Week of Action
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 American Rights at Work honors this creative partnership of college students and workers for engaging a new generation of activists.

Now in its sixth year, the Student Labor Week of Action has showcased the immense energy, power, and success of college student activism in support of workers' rights campaigns.

This national effort to support local and national economic justice campaigns is led by the Student Labor Action Project of Jobs with Justice and the United States Student Association, who work with five partnering organizations: United Students Against Sweatshops, Student/Farmworker Alliance, Not with our Money!, Student Action with Farmworkers, and Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán.

The partnership among these national student organizations, unions, and other local student and community groups produces victories and provides hope for the future of our movement.

The Week of Action commences March 31 in honor of Cesar Chavez's birthday, and ends April 4 in commemoration of the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Memphis sanitation workers strike.

College students celebrate the history and legacy of these amazing individuals by organizing rallies, teach-ins, and other events to address issues such as sweatshops, living wages, and the right to organize for campus workers.

The support of students in specific campaigns has resulted in wage increases, the successful conclusion of contract negotiations, and anti-sweatshop codes of conduct for university vendors and subcontractors.