Campus dining workers at DePaul University, members of UNITE HERE Local 1, voted to ratify a new contract on October 21. Their new agreement with Chartwells brings significantly improved wages, affordable family health care benefits, and language that protects immigrant workers.
"Even with all the obstacles that we went through, we stood together, and we got a great contract," said Chanteen Hardaway, a campus dining worker at DePaul.
DePaul students supported the workers with a campus-wide Living Wage campaign.
For more information on the food service industry on college and university campuses, visit the Stir It Up campaign’s website at www.stiritupcampaign.org.