A better Tulane, a better New Orleans
Saturday May 27th 2017

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Tulane University Peace Action Committee is to unify students, staff and administrators on Tulane’s campus to create fair and dignified working conditions for all workers on Tulane’s campus.

The Issues

Currently, Tulane does not have any standards for the treatment of subcontracted workers on our campus. This has led to the rampant mistreatment of food service workers at Tulane by our contractor, Sodexo. We believe that Tulane, as a model institution that seeks to improve the New Orleans community with all of its actions, cannot allow unethical labor practices on its campus. We hope to see Tulane implement a Labor Code of Conduct that would include the following:

– Living wages for all workers. This means that someone who works full time for Tulane will not be below the poverty line, and will be able to support a decent life for their family with their wages.
– Affordable healthcare. This means that our contractors will provide health care plans which are both comprehensive and affordable. Currently, the plans provided by Sodexo either cost more than half of the employee’s monthly wages or require them to pay 80% out of pocket for any expenses.
– Freedom from intimidation. Workers are frequently intimidated by their managers regarding unionization. They have been required to attend meetings held by professional anti-union consultants brought in by Sodexo. We believe that on our campus, employers should not intimidate their employees and discourage them from organizing and speaking openly about their issues at work.
– Job security. Most of our food workers are fired at the beginning of every summer and re-hired in the fall. We believe that all of these employees should have the right to return to work each fall, and to not worry about being fired for no reason.

How can I become a member?

We will announce general meetings on this website as well as in any other form we think reasonable. Come to one of those meetings, say hello and join in; everyone is welcome.

How can I reach you guys?

Our e-mail address is email hidden; JavaScript is required. Feel free to send us your questions, comments or concerns.Mission Statement

The mission of the Tulane University Peace Action Committee is to unify students, staff and administrators on Tulane’s campus to create fair and dignified working conditions for all workers on Tulane’s campus.

The Issues

Currently, Tulane does not have any standards for the treatment of subcontracted workers on our campus. This has led to the rampant mistreatment of food service workers at Tulane by our contractor, Sodexo. We believe that Tulane, as a model institution that seeks to improve the New Orleans community with all of its actions, cannot allow unethical labor practices on its campus. We hope to see Tulane implement a Labor Code of Conduct that would include the following:

– Living wages for all workers. This means that someone who works full time for Tulane will not be below the poverty line, and will be able to support a decent life for their family with their wages.
– Affordable healthcare. This means that our contractors will provide health care plans which are both comprehensive and affordable. Currently, the plans provided by Sodexo either cost more than half of the employee’s monthly wages or require them to pay 80% out of pocket for any expenses.
– Freedom from intimidation. Workers are frequently intimidated by their managers regarding unionization. They have been required to attend meetings held by professional anti-union consultants brought in by Sodexo. We believe that on our campus, employers should not intimidate their employees and discourage them from organizing and speaking openly about their issues at work.
– Job security. Most of our food workers are fired at the beginning of every summer and re-hired in the fall. We believe that all of these employees should have the right to return to work each fall, and to not worry about being fired for no reason.

The Facts

– Most of our workers barely make $8/hr with no benefits
– Most have been forced to attend captive audience meetings and been intimidated by managers to not speak out about workplace issues
– You can’t raise a family on $8/hr with no benefits
– You can’t effectively organize when your managers threaten and intimidate you

How can I become a member?

We will announce general meetings on this website as well as in any other form we think reasonable. Come to one of those meetings, say hello and join in; everyone is welcome.

How can I reach you guys?

Our e-mail address is email hidden; JavaScript is required. Feel free to send us your questions, comments or concerns.Mission Statement

The mission of the Tulane University Peace Action Committee is to unify students, staff and administrators on Tulane’s campus to create fair and dignified working conditions for all workers on Tulane’s campus.

The Issues

Currently, Tulane does not have any standards for the treatment of subcontracted workers on our campus. This has led to the rampant mistreatment of food service workers at Tulane by our contractor, Sodexo. We believe that Tulane, as a model institution that seeks to improve the New Orleans community with all of its actions, cannot allow unethical labor practices on its campus. We hope to see Tulane implement a Labor Code of Conduct that would include the following:

– Living wages for all workers. This means that someone who works full time for Tulane will not be below the poverty line, and will be able to support a decent life for their family with their wages.
– Affordable healthcare. This means that our contractors will provide health care plans which are both comprehensive and affordable. Currently, the plans provided by Sodexo either cost more than half of the employee’s monthly wages or require them to pay 80% out of pocket for any expenses.
– Freedom from intimidation. Workers are frequently intimidated by their managers regarding unionization. They have been required to attend meetings held by professional anti-union consultants brought in by Sodexo. We believe that on our campus, employers should not intimidate their employees and discourage them from organizing and speaking openly about their issues at work.
– Job security. Most of our food workers are fired at the beginning of every summer and re-hired in the fall. We believe that all of these employees should have the right to return to work each fall, and to not worry about being fired for no reason.

How can I become a member?

We will announce general meetings on this website as well as in any other form we think reasonable. Come to one of those meetings, say hello and join in; everyone is welcome.

How can I reach you guys?

Our e-mail address is email hidden; JavaScript is required. Feel free to send us your questions, comments or concerns.

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