Along with MEChA, APAC delivered to Sodexo 1200+ petition signatures calling for better worker contracts and improved working conditions. NBN covered the story here.
The text of the petition is as follows:
As students, staff, and community members involved in and dedicated to the betterment of Northwestern University and all the lives that the University influences, we are concerned about the current status of all campus dining workers. Campus dining staff are overworked, underpaid and deserving of greater treatment. We stand in solidarity with campus dining workers and their urgent demands.
We support food service workers’ rights to organize and improve their working conditions. This includes our support for a guaranteed 40 hour work week, benefits for part-time workers, personal days, funding for job training and increased wages, including a greater increase for late night shifts.
We are appalled by the numerous and ongoing reports of disrespect by Sodexo supervisors towards food service workers, people that are a part of the Northwestern community. We implore Northwestern University to ensure Sodexo workers are treated with respect and professional courtesy at all times.
We condemn the systematic mistreatment of campus dining workers from interactions with Sodexo supervisors to administrative disregard. All workers are entitled to dignity, respect and a just wage.
For these reasons and more, we, the undersigned, stand in solidarity with all workers on campus.