From Leah Bakely ’16:
U.S.L.A.C, Wesleyan’s United Student Labor Action Coalition, wants you! We work with Wesleyan’s sub-contracted workers (the lovely people that clean your dorms and houses, Bon Appetit employees etc.) to, among other things, listen to and act on the concerns of these workers and raise awareness about their existence on our campus. Recently problems have arisen between Sun Services (the company that employs our janitors), the University, the janitors and their union primarily regarding their unreasonable workloads and their recent reorganization. If these problems seem concerning to you or if you’d just like to hang out with some really cool people in the U.O.C, come to our meetings!
Date: Fri, Sept 6
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Place: University Organizing Center (U.O.C) 190 High Street
From the wonderful people of USLAC (United Student-Labor Action Coalition):
Today, May Day, is an international day of solidarity with workers and immigrants. There are many things you can do to commemorate this day here on Wesleyan’s campus. Yesterday, Wesleyan’s custodians came to work for ABM Industries; today, upon punching in, they now work for Sun Services. This transition involves a change in management that brings with it a whole host of concerns and stresses on the workers. The workers had no voice in the contract selecting process. While there is no immediate threat of layoffs, workers ask that student allies remain vigilant. Today, as we stand in solidarity with workers around the world, recognize the struggles faced by our janitorial staff. Thank the people that clean our bathrooms, hallways, and classrooms. They’re an essential part of the Wesleyan community, and they deserve our appreciation.