On Wednesday night, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) passed a resolution to support professional development opportunities for University service workers. The resolution passed in the Undergraduate Senate on Tuesday night.
Workers were told that the stickers’ message, “Respect and fair workload,” was “disparaging of Stanford” and thus went against a union-University agreement. Union representatives called requests to remove the stickers a violation of workers’ rights.
Workers from two dining halls hand-delivered petitions to Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) management on Tuesday, lodging a formal complaint against what they describe as “chronic understaffing” and “unacceptable workloads” that they say the department has ignored for over a year.
On May 1, Stanford workers, faculty, allies and students gathered in solidarity in White Plaza to support workers, immigrants, refugees and immigrant workers before marching in San Jose. Organized by Stanford’s labor union SEIU Local 2007 in partnership with Stanford Sanctuary Now, the action attempted to resist the current presidential administration and unite the “power of the…
There is no doubt, for one, that workers are increasingly being squeezed out by robots and automation. And we’re not talking only about jobs at the lowest end of the pay scale– what were once considered “middle-class” jobs are also being hollowed out.