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Students Sit-In at President Cowen’s Office: We Shall Not Be Moved!

On April 21, 2011, the Tulane University Peace Action Committee held a sit-in in President Cowen’s office. We first came to President Cowen with our concerns 15 months ago. Since then we have fought tooth and nail to get a Labor Code of Conduct in place, so that the [Read More]

Worker Speak Out a Huge Success!

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From the bottom of our hearts, TUPAC would like to thank everyone who came out and made our Worker Speak Out on April 7th a huge success. There is nothing more powerful than hearing workers’ voices firsthand, out loud. Since no one in Tulane’s administration [Read More]

April 7th: What’s at stake?

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On Thursday, April 7th, Carina Mieses will share her story of working for Sodexo in the Dominican Republic. Here are some highlights from other Sodexo worker’s stories in that same country: “According to Sodexo workers of the Pueblo Viejo mine, a colleague had [Read More]

Interesting Facts

Here are a few interesting facts: – The richest 400 Americans have more wealth than half of all American households combined – The effective tax rate on the nation’s richest people has fallen by about half in the last 20 years – Roughly 45 million [Read More]

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 [Read More]

TUPAC Calls on Cowen to Investigate Sodexo

Members of the Tulane University Peace Action Committee delivered a letter to President Cowen on February 15, 2011 (full text below). As we say in the letter, any time Sodexo is investigated, wrongdoing seems to be uncovered. We will continue to update this website as new [Read More]

Shaq and Mat

A Reflection on Tulane and Sodexo I’m Shaq, and I work at Bruff; I’m Mat, and I study at Tulane. We are 20 years old, and we have a message for the Tulane community. We have different perspectives, but we see the same problem. A Worker’s Perspective: Hi, I’m Shaq, [Read More]

TransAfrica Report in Washington Post

The Washington Post published an article today on the TransAfrica Report detailing human rights and labor abuses carried out by Sodexo against its employees across the globe. Let’s again take this opportunity to address the falsehoods put forward by Sodexo in trying [Read More]

A New Semester: TransAfrica Forum issues report, U. Washington President Takes Action

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It’s a new semester, and we have some exciting new updates for the campaign! TransAfrica Forum is a non-profit global justice organization which was a major player in the anti-Apartheid movement of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. On January 14th, they [Read More]

Remembering that this is not a fair fight: Cowen ignores Sodexo’s unethical and illegal behavior

For over a year, we have been waging a campaign to get living wages and basic respect for Tulane’s food workers. It’s important to remember, however, that this is not a fair fight. Sodexo routintely uses unethical and at times illegal tactics to intimidate workers. They [Read More]

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Students Sit-In at President Cowen’s Office: We Shall Not Be Moved!

On April 21, 2011, the Tulane University Peace Action Committee held a sit-in in President Cowen’s office. We [Read More]

<!--:en-->Worker Speak Out a Huge Success!<!--:-->

Worker Speak Out a Huge Success!

From the bottom of our hearts, TUPAC would like to thank everyone who came out and made our Worker Speak Out on April [Read More]

<!--:en-->April 7th: What’s at stake?<!--:-->

April 7th: What’s at stake?

On Thursday, April 7th, Carina Mieses will share her story of working for Sodexo in the Dominican Republic. Here are [Read More]

Interesting Facts

Here are a few interesting facts: – The richest 400 Americans have more wealth than half of all American [Read More]

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 [Read More]

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