who we are
SCALE stands for the Student Coalition Against Labor Exploitation. We strive to empower students and the USC community, through activism and action, to promote fair and just workplaces on campus, and around the globe. We've been active on USC's campus since 1997.
WHO we're working with
SCALE is affiliated with a national organization called United Students Against Sweatshops. USAS is a grassroots organization run entirely by youth and students. We develop youth leadership and run strategic student-labor solidarity campaigns with the goal of building sustainable power for working people. We define “sweatshop” broadly and consider all struggles against the daily abuses of the global economic system to be a struggle against sweatshops. We envision a world in which society and human relationships are organized cooperatively, not competitively. We struggle towards a world in which all people live in freedom from oppression, in which people are valued as whole human beings rather than exploited in a quest for productivity and profits.