Alexander Thompson is an Assistant News Editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a freshman who has not yet declared a major and can be reached at Alllexanderr@gmail.com.


Tentative agreement reached in dining negotiations, strike averted

Tufts University dining workers, represented by UNITE HERE Local 26, reached a tentative agreement in contract negotiations with the university after eight months of talks, lifting the threat of a strike that dining workers voted to authorize two weeks ago. The agreement was announced in a joint statement by the two sides in an email sent to the Tufts community on […]


At rally for dining workers, union, activists tell students of preparations for strike

Student activists and representatives from the Tufts Dining workers’ union updated a standing-room only crowd of students on the state of contract negotiations between the university administration and the workers last night in the Alumnae Lounge. Mike Kramer, the lead negotiator for UNITE HERE Local 26 which represents the dining workers, was blunt about the prospect […]


Dining workers vote resoundingly to authorize strike

As it stands, @TuftsUniversity one of the richest universities in Massachusetts but many of us have to work two jobs or spend nearly half our paycheck on healthcare. This needs to change. #1u #UnbreakableAtTufts pic.twitter.com/Nj8XD7vmax — UNITE HERE Local 26 (@UNITEHERE26) March 14, 2019 Dining workers voted to authorize a strike yesterday by a substantial margin […]


More than 800 people attend picket for dining workers, strike vote set for March 14

Editor’s note: This article is an updated version of earlier coverage the Daily ran of the picket. In a dramatic development in their seven-month campaign for a contract with the university, Tufts Dining workers will vote on whether to go on strike on March 14, according to UNITE HERE Local 26 President Brian Lang. Lang made the […]


Tufts dining workers’ union announces strike vote for March 14

Editor’s note: Read an updated version of this article here. In a dramatic development in their seven-month contract negotiations with the University, Tufts Dining workers will hold a vote on whether to strike on March 14, UNITE HERE Local 26 President Brian Lang announced this afternoon. Lang made the announcement during a picket in front […]


Local mayors, Somerville City Council declare their support for dining workers

The Somerville City Council and the mayors of both Somerville and Medford publicly backed Tufts Dining workers’ campaign for a favorable contract with the university over the past week, in a striking signal of public support. A video of Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone endorsing the dining workers’ campaign was posted on Feb. 25 on the Tufts Dining […]


4 candidates campaign in Trustee Election, university works to boost turnout

The Tufts University Alumni Association sent ballots for two open Alumni Trustee seats on the Tufts University Board of Trustees as well as nine open seats on the Tufts University Alumni Council to Tufts alumni by email last Thursday. The voting period will end March 31 and results of the election will be announced at the Alumni Council meeting […]


Students advocate for dining workers at campus tours, E-Week carnival

Members of Tufts Dining Action Coalition (TDAC) continued their campaign in support of the Tufts Dining workers in their contract negotiations with the university last Monday by interrupting campus tours and distributing handouts to the participants. They later unveiled banners in the Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) during the Engineering Week (E-Week) Kick-Off Carnival later that day. The student […]


Tufts lecturer resigns after arrest at Harvard swimming pool

Tufts Gordon Institute lecturer Kaiser Fung was arrested on Feb. 5 at Harvard University’s Blodgett Pool and charged with secretly photographing a nude person. Tufts terminated Fung’s employment after being informed of the arrest on Feb. 8, according to Patrick Collins, Tufts’ executive director of public relations. Boston attorney Patrick Sheehan, who is representing Fung, confirmed to the […]


Defense contractor Raytheon comes to career fair, protesters follow

Around a dozen protesters, including a Tufts professor, several Tufts students and activists not affiliated with the university, assembled for more than an hour on Friday in front of the Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center to protest the presence of a Raytheon Company booth at the Tufts Spring Career Fair. The protest, which was […]


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