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The Student Labor Action Project (SLAP) is a national student organization that works with Jobs with Justice and the United States Student Association to create stronger alliances between student and workers and create a stronger and more lasting institution dedicated to fighting for economic justice. Over the last 10 years, SLAPs on various campuses have brought about successful living wage campaigns, the formation of collective bargaining rights for campus staff, and, nationally, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act.
Philadelphia Jobs with Justice has worked with SLAP chapters and students at Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, and Swarthmore College. In April of 2010, members of the Temple University SLAP chapter worked with JwJ alongside PASNAP nurses during their four-week strike at the nearby Temple Hospital. Temple SLAP members played a feature role in the campaign, both at rallies and through their work on campus. Temple SLAP members are currently working to promote the integration of a community-based hiring plan into Temple's 20/20 development project.
Supporting student organizing and connecting students with area campaigns is an important part of what Philadelphia Jobs with Justice does. We're here to help student organizers!
Interested in starting a chapter, or in contacting an existing chapter? E-mail Gwen Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org.