Dining workers at California State University, East Bay are now members of UNITE HERE Local 2850! After an exciting spring of organizing, speaking out and building campus support, the workers won union recognition on June 16th.
“I can’t hide the excitement – I feel like I’m starting a whole new job,” said six-year CSU-EB worker and organizing committee member Tatiana Lam. “I was waiting for this for so long. Now I feel like our voices will heard.”
“The best part of all this was seeing the workers take charge,” said Veronica Garcia, a fourth-year student at CSU-EB. “It was so inspiring to see them stand up for themselves, and see all the students stand behind them.”
The workers, employees of Aramark, cook and serve food for CSU-EB’s 13,000 students. They join the dining workers at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, who organized into UNITE HERE 2850 earlier this spring, as well as hundreds of Aramark workers at the Oakland Coliseum and local cafeterias.