IUPUI Dining Workers Join UNITE HERE
September 30, 2011
More than 70 campus dining workers at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) have organized to join UNITE HERE.
"The students and professors at IUPUI have stood with us the whole way," says Maria Banuelos, a leader in the worker organizing committee at IUPUI. “I have always tried to create a welcoming environment for the students and professors here, but I never knew how much they cared about us. Knowing that they were behind us gave me confidence that we could organize to make our jobs better.”
"As a student at IUPUI, I understand the hard work and dedication of our food service workers," says Abigail Ogden, an IUPUI student. "The workers genuinely care about us. When I found out that I could organize with people like Maria to make IUPUI a better place to work, I knew that I had to do my part. The food service workers at IUPUI are an essential part of our community, and I am honored to have the chance to stand in solidarity with them."
IUPUI is the 9th university where campus dining workers have joined UNITE HERE since last fall.