Legal Fees for 11 Student Activists

In December of 2017, members of United Students Against Sweatshops, a student-led organization fighting for student and worker power, peacefully interrupted a Board of Trustees meeting in protest of Rutgers University's low minimum wage for workers. The protest, part of a campaign to raise the minimum wage for Rutgers workers to $15/hr, forced the administration to raise the minimum wage from $8.44 to $11.

Now the University has wrongfully filed criminal charges against 11 of these students as a deterrent from further protests as they continue to fight for a $15 minimum wage. With a court date on February 4, 2019, the estimated legal fees to fight these charges are $1,000 per person, bringing the total to $12,000.

Help Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops fight these wrongful charges and continue to fight for worker and student power!

Any funds remaining after court fees will be reserved for future expenses in USAS's campaigns.
  • Ian Harris 
    • $20 
    • 31 mos
  • Kathleen Farley 
    • $30 
    • 31 mos
  • Ana Pairet 
    • $25 
    • 32 mos
  • Jim Pope 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
  • Rebecca Givan 
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
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Rutgers USAS 
New Brunswick, NJ
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