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New contract for dining hall workers avoids strike

New contract for dining hall workers avoids strike

October 11, 2017


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By Ava Sasani and Guy Ovadia, news correspondents Northeastern University dining service workers averted a strike set to begin Wednesday by voting to ratify a new contract with Chartwells, the food vendor Northeastern contracts for dining services, Tuesday evening. The new contract raises pay to $35,00...

Dining workers vote to begin strike Wednesday

Dining workers vote to begin strike Wednesday

October 5, 2017


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By Rachel Morford and Guy Ovadia, news staff Northeastern dining hall workers voted overwhelmingly to strike if they are not able to reach a contract resolution with their employer by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. The announcement came after UNITE HERE Local 26, the union representing Northeastern University (NU) d...

SGA passes resolutions to support strike, rename Columbus Day

SGA passes resolutions to support strike, rename Columbus Day

Charlie Wolfson

October 4, 2017


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Student senators passed resolutions to support Northeastern dining hall workers’ efforts toward raising salaries and to change Northeastern’s observance of Columbus day to Indigenous People’s Day at their session Monday. These resolutions, which the Northeastern Student Government Association (SG...

Local 26 calls out Northeastern in YouTube ad

Local 26 calls out Northeastern in YouTube ad

September 27, 2017


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By Patrick Burgard, news correspondent The union representing Northeastern University dining hall workers bought advertising space on YouTube to promote a video criticizing the university for underpaying food service workers while accepting large tax breaks from the City of Boston. The union, U...

Op-ed: Student groups support HOWL

Op-ed: Student groups support HOWL

April 19, 2017


Filed under Op-eds, Opinion

As dining hall workers launch their campaign for $35,000 minimum annual incomes and affordable health care, Huskies Organizing With Labor (HOWL) is building a coalition of student groups to support a just contract for these workers, who make up a vital part of the Northeastern community. In 2012, 45 s...

Dining hall workers speak out for better treatment, health care

Dining hall workers speak out for better treatment, health care

Hannah Bernstein

April 5, 2017


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Roxanna Santana left her daughter with a cousin when she came to the United States in 1993 from the Dominican Republic. For a year and half, Santana worked through illness and bad weather to bring her daughter to Boston. She now works in International Village (IV) as a grill cook. “When I was give...

Students sing to advocate for higher wages for dining hall workers

Students sing to advocate for higher wages for dining hall workers

March 29, 2017


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By Glenn Billman, news staff Twelve students representing Huskies Organizing With Labor (HOWL) sang a parody of “Hey Jude” by the Beatles Monday afternoon in Curry Student Center to advocate for dining hall workers. The three verses of “Hey Aoun” urged President Joseph E. Aoun to guarantee a livi...

Op-ed: HOWL supports dining workers

Op-ed: HOWL supports dining workers

February 16, 2017


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Last Wednesday, as the threat of a blizzard loomed over the city, most of the Northeastern community received an alert that the university would be canceling classes and closing administrative offices Thursday. While students, faculty and administrators were free to spend the day at home, the workers wh...

Dining Hall Workers, Students Walkout to Protest Trump Inauguration (Gallery)

Dining Hall Workers, Students Walkout to Protest Trump Inauguration (Gallery)

January 22, 2017


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  Read the full article on this march here.   Photos by Lauren Scornavacca and Paige Howell....

Dining hall workers, students walkout to protest Trump inauguration

Dining hall workers, students walkout to protest Trump inauguration

January 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, Featured Content

By Andrew Hvazda, news correspondent More than 100 students walked out of class Friday afternoon in solidarity with striking Northeastern dining hall workers during the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. UNITE HERE Local 26—a union that represents hospitality and food service workers in Massachu...

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