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School Layoffs Jeopardize Fresh Food Program at Chicago Public Schools

School Layoffs Jeopardize Fresh Food Program at Chicago Public Schools

Uncovered documents say hundreds more job cuts may be on the way As the city reels from an announcement on Friday, July 19 of 2,100 job cuts in Chicago Public Schools (CPS), documents uncovered by UNITE HERE Local 1 indicate that 200 to 300 more lunchroom workers may be on the chopping block. These cuts… Read more »

New Haven Cafeteria Workers Continue Their Campaign for Fresh Food

New Haven Cafeteria Workers Continue Their Campaign for Fresh Food

This past May, cafeteria workers in New Haven released a report: “Healthy Kids First: Why cafeteria workers want to cook fresh meals in New Haven Public Schools!”, which contained heir recommendations to help bring real food back into cafeterias, including a commitment from New Haven Public Schools to avoid replacing cooked food with frozen food and to use… Read more »

Parents, Staff Break 15-Day Fast for Safe Schools on Positive Note!

Parents, Staff Break 15-Day Fast for Safe Schools on Positive Note!

Just-approved Pennsylvania budget and a new plan by Governor Tom Corbett could allow district to prioritize kids’ safety Every day for two weeks, parents and school staff have fasted and rallied on the steps of Governor Tom Corbett’s Philadelphia office, calling for funding that would allow the city’s school district to restore student safety staff… Read more »

Pennsylvania’s elected officials weigh-in on the Fast for Safe Schools!

Pennsylvania’s elected officials weigh-in on the Fast for Safe Schools!

Since its beginning on June 17, the Fast for Safe Schools has received support from organizations and individuals across Pennsylvania—from parents and community leaders to celebrities.  Last week, numerous Philadelphia electeds visited with fasters outside of Governor Corbett’s offices on Broad Street. This week, they’ve received a flurry of messages from their state-level representatives as… Read more »

City, State and National Elected Leaders to Fast for Safe Schools

City, State and National Elected Leaders to Fast for Safe Schools

U.S. Congressman Robert Brady, Philadelphia City Council members, Pennsylvania state legislators forgo food in support of parents and school staff Today, fifteen elected leaders are giving a boost of support to parents and school staff who have participated in a no food, no juice fast on the steps Governor Tom Corbett’s Philadelphia office. The fast,… Read more »

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