As housing costs continue to skyrocket in the Bay Area, where places such as East Palo Alto are expected to reach a median housing price of $1 million in the coming year, Stanford workers feel particularly affected.
What started as three Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) employees conversing in calm, measured Spanish turned into group of almost forty allied students, staff and SEIU members chanting in collective defense of workers’ rights.
On Tuesday night, the Campus Workers Coalition collaborated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2007 to host a teach-in.
After a barrage of accusations that Stanford’s recently-acquired ValleyCare Medical Center is a poor work environment — including allegations of worker intimidation, bribery and patient endangerment — the hospital’s nurses have taken matters into their own hands and unionized.
As part of a campaign by a branch of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), an advertisement criticizing the Stanford Health Care (SHC) system is currently being broadcast on radio stations across the Bay Area. The ad primarily discusses above-average rates of patient infection at Stanford Hospital, although the larger campaign also addresses working conditions at the Hospital.
The Stanford Coalition for Planning an Equitable 2035 (SCoPE 2035) collaborated with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2007 to organize a two-day stickering campaign and an unofficial campus tour on Saturday–the second day of Family Weekend–to address housing and job conditions of Stanford workers.
The local union that represents service and technical workers at Stanford University, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Santa Clara University will hold its biennial leadership elections tomorrow.