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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


Filed under Campus

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...

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


Filed under Campus

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...

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...

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


Filed under Campus

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


Filed under Opinion

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...

Students deliver union’s pledge calling for sanctuary campus

Students deliver union’s pledge calling for sanctuary campus

December 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, Featured Content

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...

Dining hall workers, students protest for sanctuary campus

Dining hall workers, students protest for sanctuary campus

December 10, 2016


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By Jillian Wrigley, news staff More than 25 Northeastern dining hall workers and 50 students marched to the Alumni Center on Columbus Avenue Thursday afternoon to deliver a letter to President Joseph E. Aoun demanding sanctuary campus protections for all workers. If Northeastern became a sanctuary ca...

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