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Stanford and SEIU Local 2007 come to tentative agreement, but only after Stanford rejects a majority of union proposals

On August 31, 2019, Stanford University and Service Employees International Union Higher Education Workers (SEIU) Local 2007, came to a tentative agreement on their new five-year contract. Members of SEIU Local 2007, which represents approximately 1,270 Stanford employees including food service workers, custodians and groundskeepers, voted to ratify the agreement on September 6. The tentative…

Campus Worker Highlight: Week 1

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.

Students circulate petition to support union negotiation for workers’ rights

As the Collective Bargaining Agreement of 2014-19 comes to an end, students from CSRE 35SI: “An Introduction to Labor Organizing on Campus” have begun to circulate an online petition in support of “fair treatment of workers and respect for their rights.” The petition was created as a final project for the class to express Stanford…