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Saturday January 19th 2019

April 7th: Worker Speak Out and Loud Music for Living Wages

This past semester we’ve been finding out about some of Sodexo’s activities outside of New Orleans–forcing women to take pregnancy tests as a condition of employment, stealing overtime, feeding employees tainted food, and firing and intimidating workers who speak out. In light of these revelations, we do not believe it is morally acceptable for Tulane University to continue a business relationship with Sodexo.

On April 7th, you will have the opportunity to hear about these issues firsthand. A Sodexo worker from the Dominican Republic will be here to speak out publicly about her experiences there. Carina Mieses served food in a gold mine in the Dominican Republic. When she began to speak out about the way Sodexo abused her and her co-workers, she was fired. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get the truth from someone who has seen it firsthand. The Workers Speak Out event will be held in Freeman Auditorium at 7pm on April 7th, 2011. There is no admission fee: all we ask is that you come with open ears and an open mind.

At this event we’re going to hear about some pretty serious human rights abuses, and how our school, Tulane University, supports the company that does it. To lighten things up, after the Worker Speak Out, at 9pm we will hold Loud Music For Living Wages at the Boot! This is a concert to raise money and awareness for the fight for justice at Tulane. Keep posted for more updates about these events and other upcoming events.

Workers Speak Out, April 7th 2011

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