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39 Cafeteria Workers join Local 217 in New Haven!

39 Cafeteria Workers join Local 217 in New Haven!

This winter has brought new victories for workers and students in the New Haven public school cafeterias. In December workers overwhelmingly ratified a new contract that paves the way toward fresh cooking. Following that remarkable agreement, cafeteria leaders headed back into negotiations to address staffing concerns. One of the top issues was unfilled vacancies. For… Read more »

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 »

CPS lunchroom workers: Kid-approved fresh food program needs more staff!

CPS lunchroom workers: Kid-approved fresh food program needs more staff!

This summer, Chicago Public Schools took its school food program in an exciting new direction by nearly eliminating frozen, pre-plated meals from its lunchrooms. Yet, just two weeks before launching the program at the start of the school year, CPS also announced the layoff of 200 lunchroom workers.  The results of a survey of 500… 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 »

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 »

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