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Article in The Progressive Magazine

Tulane Graduation Marred By Crackdown By Matthew Rothschild, May 14, 2010 Tulane University is having its graduation ceremony this weekend, but it’s less than a joyous occasion for a few graduating seniors. They’ve recently been reprimanded by the university, and two of [Read More]

Tulane Demonstrates Their Commitment to Social Responsibility by Disciplining Students Fighting for Workers’ Rights

Tulane Demonstrates Their Commitment to Social Responsibility by Disciplining Students Fighting for Workers’ Rights

Although Bruff workers organized the walk out of April 23, four students–three TUSC members and one supporter who is not a member–were charged with five infractions including “harassment or intimidation,” “abusive or disorderly conduct,” [Read More]

Ms. Tremeda speaks out

Sodexo Workers Protest, Tulane University, 4/23/2010 from Sophielab on Vimeo. [Read More]


At 6:45 am on Friday, April 23, 2010, Sodexo employees of Bruff Commons stood outside at the picket line, and effectively got 92% of their coworkers to go on strike, making a public statement of disapproval to Sodexo’s negligence of basic rights and respect. In spite [Read More]

50 out of 54 Workers go on STRIKE

50 out of 54 Workers go on STRIKE

Strike Tulane food workers went on strike today–50 of 54 workers scheduled to worker at Bruff Commons chose not to cross the picket line! Students came out to support the workers in large numbers. Photos and more info soon. [Read More]

Sodexo Worker Responds to Corporate Letter

A Worker Responds to Sodexo’s “Open Letter” By Jeannette Smith, Sodexo Worker at Tulane University – 5:32 PM – April 22, 2010 This letter is cross-posted on the Huffington Post. This week, the Vice President of Employee & Corporate [Read More]

Joyce and Patricia Speak to Tulane/Loyola Rally

Joyce and Patricia Speak to Tulane/Loyola Rally

Here are videos of Joyce and Patricia, two people who have been with Tulane a lot longer than Scott Cowen, telling a crowd of students and faculty why they’ve stayed at Tulane even as working conditions have gotten worse, and why they’re fighting for justice. [Read More]

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

In 1948, the U.S. ratified the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Many of the rights enumerated in Articles 23, 24 and 25 are being denied to workers on Tulane’s campus. Article 23. (1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and [Read More]

Joyce Bradley

Joyce Bradley

Joyce Bradley, Tulane Worker: After all of Those Years…They Didn’t Even Have the Respect.” Joyce Bradley, Sodexo Worker from New Orleans 6:23 PM – April 13, 2010 I’ve been here the longest out of anyone I know. I never imagined I would be here [Read More]

Anthony and Doris at the City Council Meeting

Anthony and Doris at the City Council Meeting

Ms. Doris telling the City Council about her mistreatment by Sodexo. Photo by Brian Lawdermilk. Here is a video of two Sodexo workers telling the New Orleans City Council has Sodexo has been treating them. Anthony and Doris Speak to City Council </ [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]

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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]

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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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