Bon Appetit workers approved their first union contract with United Food and Commercial Workers Local 655 Nov. 22.
Dining Services is currently working on developing a new plan to get food trucks back on campus, as early as the end of the fall 2017 semester.
Washington University students will see fewer avocado products, more sushi and improvements to the Bottomless Mug program this semester.
More than six in 10 food service workers at Bon Appetit voted in favor of union representation Friday, according to the official vote tally from the National Labor Relations Board.
On Thursday and Friday, dining staff workers will vote on whether or not to organize under United Food & Commercial Workers. This election marks the second unionization effort for Bon Appetit workers at Washington University in two years.
The food service workers here are a consistent positive presence in the Wash. U. community. For some students, a smile from a food service worker is one of few positive interactions they have in the daily grind that is high pressure higher education.
Dining Services will expand its kosher offerings to provide hot kosher lunch in Bear’s Den in response to student feedback.
With a date set for an election to determine whether or not a union can even negotiate for Washington University’s food service workers, Bon Appetit employees have noticed changed behavior from their supervisors.
In response to reports regarding disrespect within employee interactions, approximately 250 Bon Appetit workers filed to unionize with the National Labor Relations Board Wednesday morning.
Dining Services is now allowing students to text feedback about their orders, though few students are aware of the new system.