For the University to maintain its commitment to upholding excellence in our community, any new contract must honor the union contract that Dining Service employees have already fought to win.
As a high school senior touring colleges last spring, I distinctly remember walking into the DUC at Washington University in St. Louis and seeing colorful posters hanging from the ceiling: “No. 3 Best Campus Food, Princeton Review.” As someone who has managed food allergies to dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish for my entire life, I wondered how accurate this statement would be for me.
A student-organized GoFundMe raised $680 to support the daughter of Bear’s Den worker Kat Davis, who died over winter break.
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.
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