So again, our whole campus is well reminded of the lack of security concerns on our campus from last week’s incident at Anderson Hall. Do we feel safe going to a school in the heart of North Philadelphia? Our administration seems to claim that they are committed to campus security. However, the Student Labor Action Project had been continually ignored by the school for the past three years in regards to our AlliedBarton officers and their lack of a living wage, affordable health care policy, proper training and five paid sick days.
I am completely sympathetic and send my regards to the victim. However, how can we ensure campus safety if our AlliedBarton guards are forced to choose working sick, over-performing their best when being given a supportive health care policy? SLAP believes that as tuition payers of our university, we should have a say as to where our money goes, and hold our administration accountable to ethical working conditions for our AlliedBarton workers. If our administration holds affirmative action policies for sub-contracted construction workers on our campus, they should also be able to hold moral policies that guarantee our AlliedBarton guards five paid sick days.
Senior, History major
Student Labor Action Project