Tufts to increase accessibility of Swipe It Forward for coming year

Tufts will implement changes to the Swipe It Forward program for the upcoming academic year in an effort to increase the program’s accessibility for students, according to Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate President Jacqueline Chen, who recently announced the program’s upcoming development. Swipe It Forward, a food bank program that collects donated meal swipes as […]

A year in the making: Tufts Dining workers unanimously ratify 1st contract

Almost a year since their vote to unionize, Tufts Dining workers voted unanimously yesterday to ratify the tentative agreement negotiated by their union, UNITE HERE Local 26, and the university administration, according to Mike Kramer, Local 26’s lead negotiator. Kramer said that the union was very pleased with the agreement, which will now serve as the […]

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 […]

TCU Senate hears resolution calling for Tufts Dining to improve accessibility, inclusion

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met on Monday evening in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear a resolution outlining several ways for Tufts Dining to improve accessibility and inclusion for the student body, in addition to several supplementary funding requests and an announcement by representatives from the Tufts Dining Action Coalition (TDAC). The […]

404 students hand-deliver letters to President Monaco urging action on dining contract

Throughout the day on Monday, hundreds of students delivered letters to University President Anthony Monaco expressing their support for dining workers in their contract negotiations with the university. This student action, organized by Tufts Dining Action Coalition (TDAC), was done in solidarity with a similar campaign on Friday in which dining workers hand-delivered letters to Monaco, according to TDAC […]

Students with dietary restrictions report lack of options in dining halls, Tufts Dining responds

An increasing number of Tufts students have dietary restrictions, including gluten and dairy allergies, with more than 50 students registered for access to gluten-free pantries and refrigerators as of fall 2018, according to Director of Dining and Business Services Patti Klos. Despite the growing demand for allergen-free meals, many students with dietary restrictions face limited […]

Editorial: Support dining workers’ demands

Tufts has not yet negotiated a contract with the dining workers’ union, almost nine months after workers voted to unionize. It is time for the university to do the right thing and respect the requests of its employees. Trisha O’Brien, who has worked for Tufts Dining for 30 years, said in an interview with the Daily […]

Dining Services considers combining JumboCash, Rhino Bucks systems

Tufts Dining Services is exploring the option of combining the JumboCash and Rhino Bucks campus currency systems into a system that would allow students to manage their campus currency on a single card, according to Patti Klos, director of Dining and Business Services. Klos said that this process would entail combining the Tufts ID and the […]

Dining workers, students rally to support union contract negotiations

More than 200 students and workers gathered Friday afternoon in support of the dining workers’ union, UNITE HERE Local 26, which is in negotiations for a contract with the university administration. Speakers at the rally called for shorter working hours, affordable health care, job security and fair treatment in the workplace. Demonstrators included students, dining workers, teaching […]