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Real Food, Real Jobs in profile

Real Food, Real Jobs in profile

True to our name, we spend a lot of time here talking about, well, real food and real jobs: good-tasting, sustainably-produced food that is harvested, prepared, cooked and served by individuals who are respected for the important work that they do.  Even so, sometimes it’s hard to explain what exactly that means.   That’s why… Read more »

97 CPS lunchroom workers headed back to work!

97 CPS lunchroom workers headed back to work!

For two years, lunchroom workers in Chicago Public Schools have led the Let’s Cook campaign to bring more freshly cooked food into their cafeterias.  They celebrated a victory earlier this year when CPS committed to end a program that during the 2012-2013 school year served previously frozen, pre-packaged meals in 25% of schools. In July 2013, CPS announced the layoff of… 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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