(audio) During this crisis, we are actually reaching out to all the food service contractors such as Sodexo, a competence, Aramark asking them to continue paying into their medical and to the pension contribution. And at the same time, we reaching out to the client, which is at the university level, like at Howard, or at American university or at Georgetown university, asking them to support us as well, because at the end of the day, the workers didn't ask for it and at the same time, these corporations are getting all kinds of subsidies, so we're like, they're not losing, it's the hourly employees that's losing.
Anthony Randolph, a longtime food service worker and a member of UNITE HERE Local 23.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1999, the Longshoremen’s Union halted shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal, a Philadelphia journalist whom many believed was on death row because he was an outspoken African-American.
Today’s labor quote is by Mumia Abu-Jamal, who said:
“Politics is the art of making the people believe that they are in power, when in fact, they have none.”
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