Local 26 dining hall workers at Northeastern University to strike Friday January 20

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BOSTON, MA—UNITE HERE Local 26 members who work in food service at Northeastern University announced today they will hold a 1-day strike starting at 12:00 noon on Friday, January 20. Workers will walk off the job to march with students to rallies in Boston during President-Elect Donald Trump’s Inauguration.

The strike is inspired by the guiding principles of Local 26, “Our American Principles,” which includes calls to stand with immigrant families and in support of measures that provide better jobs.

“We call on our country’s leaders to join us and the majority of people who share the values of equality and prosperity for all,” said UNITE HERE Local 26 President Brian Lang. “There can be no compromise on our values.”

UNITE HERE Local 26 dining hall workers at Harvard held a 3-week strike in October.

What: Food service workers at Northeastern University to strike and join protests during President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration

Who: Northeastern Food service workers joined by students of Northeastern University and other Local 26 members

When: Workers will begin the strike at 12:00 noon on Friday, January 20, 2017 and will resume work on the morning shift Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Where: at Northeastern University with a march to Boston Common and other protest locations throughout the day

Contact: Tiffany Ten Eyck, tteneyck@local26.org, 313-515-1807