The Mac Weekly

The Income Inequality (out-of-) Commission

The Mac Weekly

April 6, 2017

By Adrianna Jereb and Juliette Verlaque According to the “Student Management” tab on MCSG’s page of Macalester’s website, the Income Ineqaulity Commission (IIC) meets weekly. Except, as the commission’s sole three student...

Re-centering the conversation on rock bottom wages at Macalester

October 8, 2015

We interact every day with people who do not earn a living wage. Moreover, many of the workers on campus are trying to support a family or are working part time, which puts some at or below the poverty line. These insufficient wa...

Revisiting Income Inequality Commission with PBR

September 24, 2015

Last spring, Old Main lawn hosted public discussions of income inequality at Macalester. Some students expressed concerns about the 42:1 wage ratio, which means that the highest salary at Macalester is forty-two times greater th...

18-to-1 and a living wage: the Student Assembly and looking forward

April 23, 2015

The student assembly on income inequality held last Tuesday was a milestone for the power of concerted student action as well as a success for progressive ideas in general. With 80 votes yes, only 11 votes no and 2 abstentions, ou...

Student Assembly planned on income inequality

March 12, 2015

A Student Assembly to discuss income inequality at Macalester, specifically the gap between the highest-paid and lowest-paid employees, will be held the second week after Spring Break. On Wednesday night, organizers received th...

On the Student Assembly

March 12, 2015

This Tuesday March 10th, I submitted a motion to MCSG to form a Student Assembly to discuss or take action on income inequality among Macalester’s staff. It was defeated. While this does not mean there cannot be any form of...

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