UChicago MEChA

Who is M.E.Ch.A?

El Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A) is part of a larger movement and our specific M.E.Ch.A. chapter is both an activist and cultural recognized student organization, that uses community service, political involvement and education as a means for change. M.E.Ch.A. is not only open to Chicana/o or Latina/o students but also to anyone who identifies with and commits themselves to promoting culture, history and higher education as devices of change among the oppressed.

Our weekly meetings are held every Tuesday at 7:00PM in OMSA: 5710 S. Woodlawn

Donations are always welcome! Mail checks to 5706 S. University Ave. Chicago, IL 60637
Payable to: The University of Chicago- M.E.Ch.A

Monday, February 15, 2010

Aramark Updates!

First, thank you so much to all those who helped and reported back on the call-in today! As proof of its success, UChicago Aramark replied at 3:30pm TODAY wanting to set up a meeting with us!

But we're not through just yet. They also gave us the same spiel about how Aramark has been working with the CIW, which we already know isn't legit so aside from setting up a meeting with our Aramark reps...we're switching gears and calling up headquarters tomorrow and Thursday! We figured this time around we could make it specific to CEO Joseph Neubauer since he's on our Board of Trustees.

So now our script is looking a little something like this:

Hello, may I speak with Joseph Neubauer? My name is ______, and I am [insert affiliation/where you're calling from ]. I’m concerned that Aramark has yet to sign an agreement with the CIW to improve wages and working conditions for Florida tomato workers.

In response to student demands, Aramark campus managers at The University of Chicago, where Aramark CEO Joseph Neubauer sits on the Board of Trustees, will soon be meeting with students to talk about these issues. But this is not the only step.

Until Aramark signs the agreement, the campaign against Aramark labor practices will continue. Thank you for your time.

These are the general numbers we want to call to ask for Neubauer:


But here are some more in case those for some reason don't go through:

215-238-7795 (Associate VP of Corporate Responsibility Robert Dennill)
215-413-8529 (Bruce Alperin, Senior Director of Marketing, Facility Services, Aramark Higher Education)
215-409-7320 (Nicole Handy, Human Resource Representative, Aramark Higher Education)

Check out Facebook event:

Spread the word and on behalf of the UofC, thank you so much!

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