USC Workers to March for Higher Wages

Tommy Trojan900 cooks, cashiers and baristas earn average of $18,800 yearly

What: USC Worker March
Where: United University Church at USC at Jefferson Blvd and Hoover St. Look for Red Shirts
When: Wednesday, November 12 from 4:30pm to 6 pm
Who: USC workers, USC students and community members
Visuals: Signs, workers marching in uniform, students in Trojan apparel

LOS ANGELES -USC workers will march this Wednesday as they fight on in their call for higher wages. The average yearly wages for the 900 USC hospitality workers are $18,800.

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raisela vote4By David Zahniser, Emily Alpert Reyes
LA Times, Posted September 24, 2014

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raisela vote2By Erica E. Phillips and Eric Morath
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raisela voteWednesday, September 24, 2014

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Report: 1 in 4 airline caterers say food carts vulnerable

airport sm2By Bart Jansen, USA TODAY
Posted on September 9, 2014

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