A small number of dining services employees have, during the course of the more than two-week long strike, avoided the crowds of marching dining hall staff and have resumed work in Harvard dining facilities.
With dining workers on strike and consequent alterations to many menus, some athletes are concerned about their nutrition and diets—elements that can be crucial to their performance.
It may only be the fourth day of Sukkot—a Jewish holiday that celebrates the fall harvest—but it is the 16th day of the Harvard University Dining Services workers’ strike, which presents Harvard Hillel with unique challenges.
The Boston City Council unanimously voted to support the Harvard University Dining Services workers’ strike at their meeting on Wednesday in a resolution introduced with an impassioned plea by the Council’s president, an alumna of the College and Law School.
Concerned by the dining hall worker strike’s impact on House life, Faculty Deans and House committees are hosting food and community events for students.
Harvard and its janitorial union, which represents hundreds of employees across the University, began bargaining just after Harvard’s dining workers launched their historic strike.
Harvard College and Divinity School student activists came out in force Monday to support the historic Harvard University Dining Services strike, now nearing two weeks.