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Nearly 100 Parents, Clergy, Students and Staff Resume Fast for Safe Schools as Funding Deadline Looms

Nearly 100 Parents, Clergy, Students and Staff Resume Fast for Safe Schools as Funding Deadline Looms

With the first day of school still uncertain, close to 100 fasting parents, students and clergy filled the steps in front of the School District of Philadelphia headquarters for a one-day resumption of the Fast for Safe Schools. The fasters are calling on City and State leaders to fund Philadelphia’s schools and for the District… Read more »

Inaction on Student Safety Prompts Philadelphia Parents, Clergy and Staff to take Fast for Safe Schools to District Headquarters

Inaction on Student Safety Prompts Philadelphia Parents, Clergy and Staff to take Fast for Safe Schools to District Headquarters

The School District of Philadelphia has recalled hundreds of employees, but has yet to signal student safety as a top priority this fall. None of the 1,202 student safety staff who were laid off in June have been recalled to date. Today, a coalition of parents, students, clergy, and SDP workers announced that on August… Read more »

Turnip the Beet: the real food revolution is winning at Northeastern University

Turnip the Beet: the real food revolution is winning at Northeastern University

The below post—written by a member of the Real Food Challenge team about their recent victory at Northeastern University—is the first in what will be a series of guest posts from our allies in the food movement.  As we continue our work to ensure real jobs for those individuals whose hands harvest, prepare and serve… Read more »

What’s in a good airport meal?

What’s in a good airport meal?

Vote today for your favorite union airport restaurant! UPDATE! (08/07/13)   — The readers have spoken, and their choice for favorite airport restaurant is… Indianapolis International Airport’s Harry and Izzy’s!  We knew that union-made tastes better. 10best.com—in affiliation with USA Today—is hosting a “Reader’s Choice” contest to determine the 10 Best U.S. Airport Foods (or, more… Read more »

Sign the Petition to tell CPS: “You can’t cook without lunch ladies!”

Sign the Petition to tell CPS: “You can’t cook without lunch ladies!”

A message from Ms. Linda: My name is Linda Green and I have been a lunch lady in Chicago Public Schools for over 20 years. I have prepared kids’ meals in all different kinds of school kitchens. In some, I cooked everything—including the ketchup—from scratch. In others, I simply heat up frozen, pre-plated meals. But,… Read more »

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