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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 »

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 »

Lunchroom Workers to New Haven Public Schools: “Let’s Cook!”

Lunchroom Workers to New Haven Public Schools: “Let’s Cook!”

Today, New Haven Public School (NHPS) cafeteria workers—members of UNITE HERE Local 217—released a report that underscores the need to bring back fresh cooked food to our schools. Entitled “Healthy Kids First: Why cafeteria workers want to cook fresh meals in New Haven Public Schools,” the report is the result of extensive surveys of frontline… Read more »

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