Augie’s Coffee lays off entire staff after employees unionize

Augie’s Coffee is laying off its entire staff and closing all retail operations. Employees said the move was a response to their unionization.

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Pomona’s DACA Advocacy Contrasts With 2011 Firing Of Undocumented Workers

Pomona College has repeatedly made headlines since President Donald Trump took office for its advocacy for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and undocumented students (DACA). Former President David Oxtoby, current President G. Gabrielle Starr, and former Dean of Students Miriam Feldblum have all been outspoken on the issue, positioning Pomona

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Pomona Dining Hall Workers Organize Against ‘Managerial Disrespect’

  Calls of “¡Sí se puede!” and “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” resounded through Pomona College’s Alexander Hall on April 25, when approximately 100 dining hall workers, their union representatives, and student supporters gathered at Pomona President David Oxtoby’s office to voice concerns about

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Students, Workers Protest Pitzer Labor Conditions

  The Claremont Student-Worker Alliance spread the hashtag #wakeup4workers around Pitzer College’s campus two weeks ago, marking the ground outside McConnell dining hall and the Free Wall with the club’s logo. The hashtag brought attention to a campaign by CWSA calling for the college’s administration to better serve the needs of workers on

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Union Contract Settled Between Pomona, Workers

After several months of negotiation, the Pomona College administration and Pomona dining hall staff reached a collective bargaining agreement Dec. 17, following the dining hall staff’s successful vote for unionization April 30. The three-year contract, which was ratified by a large majority of dining hall workers, is the first comprehensive

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15 Arrested in Protests Over Documentation Firings

In a show of opposition to Pomona College’s decision to terminate 17 employees who could not verify their employment documentation before yesterday’s 5 p.m. deadline, 15 supporters of the terminated employees were arrested for refusing to move from the middle of an intersection this morning. The arrests were part of

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17 Employees Terminated Over Documents; Boycott, Vigil Extended

Pomona College fired 17 staff members yesterday, after those employees were unable to meet the college’s deadline for submitting updated work authorization documents. The terminations, which most directly affected dining services employees, marked the end of a three-week verification process that has provoked outrage from many organizations and individuals, both

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Faculty Resolve to Support Workers; Students, Staff Protest Document Checks

At a faculty meeting Nov. 16, Pomona College President David Oxtoby pointed to fears of potential involvement from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and reiterated that the college must re-verify the work authorization documents of 84 college employees before Dec. 1. The Pomona College administration has been under fire this

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