The Guilfordian

Workers organize for $15/hour, unions

Lily Lou, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015

In 270 cities across the United States, including Greensboro, protesters held up signs with slogans like “Show Me $15 And A Union” and “I Am On Strike To Raise Up The South.” This was part of a nationwide protest on Nov. 10 organized by Raise Up for $15, an organization demanding a raise in...

Community members join the Fight for $15

Community members join the Fight for $15

Brianna Parker, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015

Twenty-four Guilford community members boarded a bus to Raleigh to demand living wages at the Fight for $15 rally on April 15. The steady flow of rain did not dampen the energy buzzing among rally attendees gathered in the Shaw University quad. The rally was part of a national movement of protests...

Minimum isn’t good enough

Minimum isn't good enough

Annie Fullwood, Staff Writer

April 10, 2015

$7.25 an hour. The pay seems reasonable, generous even, when you consider that many minimum wage workers are teenagers and college students working part-time jobs and supporting only themselves. However, this is not the case half of the time. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,...