Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Food Service employees file petition to unionize"

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Article "Food Service employees file petition to unionize"

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In this article, University Food Service workers filed a petition to form a union with the National Labor Relations Board according to Debra Creech, the local union organizing director who is representing the employee’s interests. Central Dining Hall employees cite unfair wage schedules, unfair workloads, unfair scheduling and insensitive employers for their decision. Rob Inlow, Director of Food Services, cited that problems with opening the new dining hall could have caused the employees to seek unionization. However, he claims that no union is necessary because the workers already have what a union promises. Workers disagree, explaining that once Inlow and management learned of this push to unionize, several mandatory meetings were called to discourage the employees. In one instance, workers were shown a film with “obvious” anti-union bias to dissuade their efforts. The workers do not feel respected as professionals in their field of work, stating, “We are treated worse than dogs."

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Reid, Chris. "Food Service employees file petition to unionize." The University of Richmond Collegian 69, no. 10, (November 18, 1982): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19821118.2.8&srpos=31&e=------198-en-20--21--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1982-11-18

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English

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Collegian69.10.1-19821118.JPG

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Richmond (Va).

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Reid, Chris, “Article "Food Service employees file petition to unionize",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed September 23, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3037.