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Victory at Pomona!

Victory at Pomona!

Today, people across the country and around the world are celebrating International Workers’ Day, a commemoration of years of struggle on the part of working people everywhere.  And while each May Day is unique in its own right, it is extra special for one group of American workers—Pomona College’s dining hall workers, who voted yesterday… Read more »

Pomona College: Don’t Intimidate Dining Hall Workers!

Pomona College: Don’t Intimidate Dining Hall Workers!

Pomona dining hall workers during a “Speak Out” rally held on the 3rd anniversary of their campaign. Sign the petition today! On March 1, 2010 dining hall workers at Pomona College delivered petitions—signed by over 90%  of their coworkers—requesting the freedom to choose to form a union without intimidation or interference from the college.  Three… Read more »

La Verne and Pomona Workers Stand Together: “This time we’re gonna win!”

La Verne and Pomona Workers Stand Together: “This time we’re gonna win!”

On Monday, Bon Appétit workers from the University of La Verne joined Pomona College dining hall workers for a delegation calling on college administration for a fair process to organize. The action came one year after the college fired 17 immigrant workers, 16 of whom had been organizing to form a union since 2010. “What… Read more »

Food, Worker, and Immigrant Justice:  Why We Need to Link These Movements

Food, Worker, and Immigrant Justice: Why We Need to Link These Movements

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Robert Gottlieb, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College. He is the author of a dozen books, including Food Justice (with Anupama Joshi, MIT Press), Reinventing Los Angeles: Nature and Community in the Global City (MIT Press),… Read more »

Food Workers, Students, Professors and Priests: Bringing Food Justice to the Dining Hall

Food Workers, Students, Professors and Priests: Bringing Food Justice to the Dining Hall

In our article last week, “The Food Movement in Flux: When a Good Idea is No Longer Enough,” we highlighted how grassroots organizing is necessary for the food movement to continue to change the corporate food system.  As a follow-up, we take a look at our own union’s efforts organizing food workers and community allies… Read more »

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