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Dining Hall Workers Pay Union Dues or Go


Sixteen members of the Cooks' and Pastry Cooks' Union and approximately six members of the Waitresses' Union lost their jobs in Harvard kitchens and dining halls and also forfeited union membership yesterday.

This was the result of negotiations terminated on March 24 by Aldrich Durant '02, business manager of the University, Joseph Stefani, secretary-treasurer of the Cooks' and Pastry Cooks' Union, and Eva Rankin of the Waitresses' Union. According to that contract, the University agreed to dismiss all employee-union members whose unpaid dues up to twelve dollars were not paid before April 30.

Both Mr. Stefani and Miss Rankin agreed that far fewer employees than was expected decided to give up their jobs rather than become union members "in good standing." Most of those who did leave, moreover, "came from the lower ranks."

Aside from Eva Rankin's waitresses, the following were replaced by new employees from Stefani's union: two dishmen and a pantry worker from the Freshman Union; a cook, salad man, and a busboy from Winthrop; an busboy and a truckman from Leverett; one glass-woman from Lowell; a busboy, a kitchen man, potwasher, dish man and spare man from the Main Kitchen on Boylston Street; a pot washer from the Medical School; and a utility man from the Business School.

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