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Contract settlement a “pathway to cooking” for New Haven cafeteria workers

Contract settlement a “pathway to cooking” for New Haven cafeteria workers

2013 went out with a bang for lunchroom workers across the country!  In Chicago, 97 Chicago Public Schools cafeterias won their jobs back following a semester-long campaign led by workers and allies.  And just before Christmas, New Haven Public School (NHPS) cafeteria workers—members of UNITE HERE Local 217— voted overwhelmingly to ratify both a new… Read more »

Meet Eddie: A BAMCO worker with a vision for a sustainable future

Meet Eddie: A BAMCO worker with a vision for a sustainable future

Just eighteen when he first began working in the cafeteria at the University of La Verne, Eduardo “Eddie” Briones has done it all, from mopping the floors to prepping and serving food.  Today, after twelve years of service, he is the university’s Catering Captain, and shares his passion of preparing food for students with his… Read more »

For Food Day, University of LaVerne Workers Stand Up for a Sustainable Future

For Food Day, University of LaVerne Workers Stand Up for a Sustainable Future

Today we celebrate the second annual Food Day, a national day of action celebrating the movement toward a more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food system. A core priority of Food Day is to better “support fair working conditions for food and farm workers,” and food workers across the country are standing up to do just… Read more »

VIDEO: Lunchroom Workers Announce Victory for Fresh Food

VIDEO: Lunchroom Workers Announce Victory for Fresh Food

On May 3, Chicago lunchroom workers announced a major victory in their Let’s Cook campaign.  Here is 12-year Chicago school cook Constance Hatchett at the press conference!

Chicago Lunch Workers Hit the Streets, Airwaves for Real Food!

Chicago Lunch Workers Hit the Streets, Airwaves for Real Food!

Yesterday, over 200 lunchroom workers gathered outside the Chicago Board of Education chanting, “We want to cook! We want to cook!”  The rally was held to release our new report on frozen food in Chicago’s schools.  At the end, a delegation of workers attempted to deliver 1500 “Let’s Cook!” petition signatures to Chicago school officials…. Read more »

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