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Jacob Swenson
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Jacob Swenson was a graduate student employee at the University of Chicago, where he also served as a leader with Graduate Students United (an affiliate of the AFT and AAUP). He now works full-time for Interfaith Worker Justice. Follow him on Twitter at@bythedog399.

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Unethical Academia: The Next Front for Low-Wage Worker Uprising?

(35) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 12:45 PM

Recently, the tragic story of Margaret Mary Vojtko, a longtime contingent faculty member at Duquesne University who died after suffering a heart attack, went viral. Although she had taught at Duquesne for 25 years, it was reported that Vojtko died nearly penniless and without health benefits: she...

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House Republicans Should Live Out Their Religious Values in Immigration Debate

(32) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 11:34 PM

In recent weeks, the story of Antonio Vanegas has gained national attention. Antonio, a 26-year-old undocumented food service worker, has suffered from wage theft for the last two years while working in the Ronald Reagan Building. His employer, Quick Pita, was paying him significantly less than the minimum...

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