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.
The Campus Workers’ Rights Coalition and members of CSRE35SI: An Introduction to Labor Organizing have put together a series of profiles drawn from both archival and current interviews with workers on campus to highlight both the struggles that workers at Stanford face and the resilience that they bring to the work they do. Campus workers often have to deal with chronic understaffing, difficult menial labor, and hours-long commutes due to a lack of affordable housing in the Bay Area.
Julie Muir, manager of Peninsula Sanitary Service, Inc. (PSSI) at Stanford — which manages compost, recycling, and waste on campus — said incorrect bags are a major issue when it comes to composting.
On Tuesday night, the Campus Workers Coalition collaborated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2007 to host a teach-in.
Debate over Measure F, a Palo Alto ballot initiative that aims to curb healthcare costs in the city, has intensified as the November election approaches.
The former Sigma Chi fraternity house, which became a co-ed self-op in May, is open for Waiting List reassignment applications for the 2018-19 academic year.
On Tuesday at the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI), Former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Sir Nicholas Clegg addressed the June 2016 referendum that initiated Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU).
The meeting, co-hosted by the Stanford Solidarity Network (SSN), took place in the Women’s Community Center. Rebecca Armendariz, political representative for SEIU-SSW, acted as a translator between the Spanish-speaking custodians and the audience. Armendariz clarified that the custodians are not managed directly by the University. Rather, Stanford has subcontracted the work to a company called UG2, which provides janitorial services on campus. Because these women are prohibited by their UG2 supervisors from interacting with Stanford students, they requested anonymity in this article.