Dining workers at California State University, East Bay have won their first contract with UNITE HERE Local 2850! This new contract provides major improvements, including the largest raises the workers have ever won, a reduction in the cost of healthcare, and—for the first time ever—paid sick days and vacation.
"The most important thing for me is that by standing together, my co-workers and I won respect at our job," said seven-year CSU-EB worker and organizing committee member Tatiana Lam. “Also, I’m so proud that more of my co-workers and their families will be able to afford healthcare.”
The workers, employees of Aramark, cook and serve food for CSU-EB’s 13,000 students. Last June, with the support of students, professors, and elected officials, they successfully organized to join UNITE HERE Local 2850.