This week, members of the Claremont Student Worker Alliance (CSWA) escalated actions at Pitzer College in support of three former subcontracted dining workers who were allegedly terminated from their positions in retaliation for their expressed union support. CSWA has organized a student-led campaign to demand that Pitzer hire Stephanie Smith,
Letter from the editors: In response to Jill Klein, clarification on our reporting and editing process
On Feb. 22, TSL’s Editorial Board received a Letter to the Editor from Pitzer College’s Interim President Jill Klein concerning our coverage of employee maltreatment allegations. The following week, the Editorial Board responded with a letter of our own.
Intimidation, surveillance and unlawful termination: new ULPs allege subcontracted workers take brunt of Pitzer’s union busting
In a series of demonstrations throughout the week, dozens of Claremont College students, Pitzer College workers and union leaders called Pitzer administrators’ and trustees’ attention to an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) filed by the union Tuesday. The protesters alleged the college broke federal labor law by discharging two dining workers who supported the union.