Artykuly z roznych dziedzin
Demand a Fair Contract for Dining Hall Workers
Chicago, Illinois –University of Chicago students, in alliance with Aramark Dining Hall workers, are holding a protest rally this Friday. The rally is in protest of the embarrassingly poor wage increase offered by Aramark to dining hall workers at the University of Chicago.
Aramark is offering its workers only a $0.30-$0.40 wage increase, amounting to at most a 3-4% raise in a year with more than 5% inflation for most workers. Aramark workers are calling for a wage increase adequate for costs of living. Workers have proposed a 7% increase, to keep up with the rise in inflation and in order to raise wages that already lag behind decent standards.
At contract negotiations, in addition to wage increases, workers have also demanded a reasonable number of work hours, policy changes to enforce respectful treatment of workers by management, affordable health care, and decent working conditions—none of which are currently in effect.