May 9, 2001

Wage sit-in at Harvard ends

By The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- About 30 students at Harvard University yesterday ended a three-week sit-in to demand a "living wage" for all campus employees, declaring victory despite no solid promise that the administration would boost the salaries of its lowest-paid workers.

Although the university didn't agree to their foremost demand -- that Harvard pay all its employees a minimum of $10.25 -- the students decided to vacate the building housing President Neil L. Rudenstine's office after lengthy negotiations produced an agreement on formation of a committee to study opportunities for lower-paid workers.