UNITE HERE 217 and Wesleyan Students at Yale for the start of the occupation/strike
Wesleyan students from United Student/Labor Action Coalition and Wesleyan Democratic Socialists joined Yale graduate school employees from UNITE HERE Local 33 on Tuesday evening to kick off a hunger strike meant to pressure Yale administration into entering contract negotiations with the newly-formed union. Eight graduate school employees from Local 33 have committed to an indefinite hunger strike being called “The Fast Against Slow.”
Read more about the strike after the jump:
The Local 217 Union stewards and negotiations committee wants the Wesleyan community to be aware of upcoming contract negotiations:
Monday, February 17th, Bon Appétit and Local 217, which is all the food service workers will be starting contract negotiations.
As food service workers we want to continue providing you with the quality of service and meet your expectations while you are here at Wesleyan. We are hoping for a positive outcome, and that the company will maintain and improve the benefits that we deserve.
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