They want every UVA employee to have a wage of no less then $13 an hour. The petition handed to the president contains 325 UVA faculty signatures as well as a list of demands.
Emily Filler of the Living Wage Campaign says faculty support was important. "[They] have a good deal of moral and intellectual authority who can sometimes get things done when students can't," she said.
The campaign set a deadline for the administrators as well. They will have to respond by February 17 or the campaign will continue to take action.