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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...

HOWL announces vote on dining workers’ strike, rallies in Curry

HOWL announces vote on dining workers’ strike, rallies in Curry

Corey Dockser

September 20, 2017


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After years of campaigning for better benefits and pay, UNITE HERE Local 26, the union representing Northeastern’s dining hall workers, announced Wednesday night they will hold a vote Oct. 4 to determine whether the union will strike. Students, faculty, union representatives and dining hall workers...

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...

Upcoming dining hall worker contract negotiations spark student-led rally

Upcoming dining hall worker contract negotiations spark student-led rally

April 13, 2017


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By Glenn Billman, news staff Nearly 100 students, staff and union representatives were joined by an octet of musical activists Wednesday to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Northeastern’s dining hall workers’ vote to unionize with UNITE HERE! Local 26. The group rallied in support of higher wages and more benefits for dining staff as the...

Op-ed: Resist Trump by building worker-student power

Op-ed: Resist Trump by building worker-student power

March 29, 2017


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  Affordable health care, livable wages and immigrants’ rights have fallen dead center in the crosshairs of the administration of President Donald J. Trump, and people everywhere are fighting back—including students and workers on our own campus. On Friday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. in 320 Shi...

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...

Protesters rally for undocumented workers’ rights

Protesters rally for undocumented workers’ rights

January 14, 2017


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By Glenn Billman, news staff More than 50 students and dining hall employees rallied Friday to advocate for university protections for undocumented immigrant workers. The protest, arranged by Huskies Organizing With Labor (HOWL), marked the deadline the group gave President Joseph E. Aoun more th...

Aoun promises to support undocumented students

Aoun promises to support undocumented students

January 11, 2017


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By Glenn Billman, news staff President Joseph E. Aoun reaffirmed Northeastern’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in a school-wide email Monday after weeks of pressure from community members and student groups to make Northeastern a sanctuary campus for undocumented students and workers. ...

Students deliver union’s pledge calling for sanctuary campus

Students deliver union’s pledge calling for sanctuary campus

December 13, 2016


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By Glenn Billman, news staff Twenty-five members of the student coalition Huskies Organizing with Labor (HOWL) delivered a pledge written by the Northeastern dining hall workers’ union to President Joseph E. Aoun’s office in the Alumni Center Monday. The pledge called on all employers of UNIT...

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