FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/18/2019
State Rep. Ana-Maria Ramos Statement on Her Support of Food Service Workers and Organizers in HD 102
Richardson, TX – State Representative Ana-Maria Ramos of House District 102 expressed her support today for the campus food workers at the University of Texas at Dallas as they face the opportunity to unionize:
"The food service workers at UTD deserve the chance to vote whether or not to be represented by a union. I know these workers and organizers have fought for almost a year to get to this point. I couldn't be prouder of their efforts, and for their willingness to speak up for their constitutional rights. It is imperative we support the right for all Texans, particularly our working class families, to collectively bargain for a better quality of life."
The campus workers, who reported difficulties when trying to discuss unionization, were helped by dedicated union organizers. If the workers elect to unionize, they will work together with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1000 to negotiate a contract to improve wages, guarantee seniority and recall rights, address uniform and parking costs, and stop favoritism and harassment.
The campus food workers -- who are employed by the Compass Group - Chartwells Food Service -- will vote whether to be represented by the UFCW Local 1000 on May 2nd.
Contact: Cara Santucci