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Saturday December 16th 2017

Tulane Cafeteria Workers Strike to Protest Poverty Wages, Unaffordable Benefits and Unfair Labor Practices

We want to thank everyone who came out yesterday to support our workers! Together, we can make ourselves heard. Please send your pictures to email hidden; JavaScript is required. Here is some press coverage of the day’s events!

Also, we’d like here to address the claim from Sodexo that “only 12 of 170 workers failed to report”. This is an example of a technically true statement that is very misleading. 12 workers did not report means that 12 workers did not show up to work–another 35 workers actually came to work and then signed the strike letter and participated in the strike, which is a form of “reporting”.

Sodexo workers stage one-day walkout at Tulane, demand better wages
Thursday, October 07, 2010, 8:20 PM
Bruce Nolan, The Times-Picayune
To Be Continued Brass Band, students and striking workers (Rusty Costanza, The Times-Picayune)

Low-wage food service workers at Tulane University staged a one-day strike Thursday against their employer, Sodexo, USA.

Food service workers march on the Tulane University campus on Thursday. About 30 people in anti-Sodexo T-shirts, accompanied by a similar number of student allies, emerged during the lunch hour from the Episcopal Chapel of the Holy Spirit near the Tulane campus and paraded down Freret Street behind a brass band, denouncing Sodexo and asking for better wages.

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Tulane Cafeteria Workers Strike to Protest Poverty Wages, Unaffordable Benefits, and Unfair Labor Practices

ABC26 News

October 7, 2010
Tulane Cafeteria Workers Strike to Protest Poverty Wages, Unaffordable Benefits, and Unfair Labor Practices
NEW ORLEANS – Food service workers at Tulane University walked off the job at 6:00 AM this morning to showcase their outrage over the unfair labor practices of their employer, the French outsourcing giant Sodexo.
Read the full article.

Tulane Cafeteria Workers March For Better Pay
Students Join Employees In Sodexo Protest

NEW ORLEANS — Food service workers at Tulane University held a rally on Thursday, protesting their pay and retirement benefits.

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Also, here is a link to an opinion column in the Loyola Maroon by Delisa Taylor, who works at Loyola’s C-Store under Sodexo.

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