Meeting, March 21st, for Faculty (and Others) to Learn about Chartwells workers at UM
UM colleagues and friends: there will be a meeting in support of Chartwells dining service workers' struggle for unionization, Thursday March 21, 10:30 am, Venerable Bede Episcopal Church on campus (right next to Canterbury preschool and Hillel). Come and learn more about the campaign to affiliate with SEIU and lift workers' wages and benefits above the poverty line. Currently full-time Chartwells workers make as little as $10,000/year. Landscaping and janitorial staff employed by UNICCO on campus, who unionized through SEIU after a long fight in 2006, earn on average $24,000 with health insurance.