For most teams, the finish line is the end of the race. However, this fall for the Pomona-Pitzer men’s cross country team, there is more at stake than the podium. In support of Pomona dining hall workers in their ongoing negotiations with the administration, the P-P cross country team is wearing pins and T-shirts to spread awareness.
Pomona dining hall workers have called a vote for Oct. 20, which, if passed, will authorize union organizers to call in a strike in their fight for higher wages.
Despite 103-degree weather this Labor Day afternoon, hundreds of Claremont Colleges students, Pomona College dining hall workers and local labor organizers showed up to a rally outside Frary Dining Hall in support of raising wages for Pomona kitchen staff.
After months of organizing, allegations of administrative wrongdoing and an eventual agreement between the college and a local labor union, Pitzer dining and facilities workers officially unionized.
Después de meses de organización sindical, quejas de prácticas ilícitas administrativas y un acuerdo entre Pitzer College y un sindicato local de trabajadores, el personal de comedores e instalaciones de Pitzer se sindicalizó este 25 de agosto.
Staff at the 7Cs’ Honnold Mudd Library are deciding by secret ballot whether to form a union after at least 30 percent of approximately 40 eligible employees expressed interest. The California Federation of Teachers filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board filed a petition to represent the staff, according to a Feb. 9 statement from The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS).
On March 1, Ontario’s city council voted to allow the repurposing of some of the farmland in south Ontario to build some of the city’s largest warehouse complexes. The decision — which is not the first of its kind — was met with backlash by some Ontarians and environmental groups, including Pitzer College’s Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability.