Cross-Campus Alliance Releases New Video to Support Food Service Workers

A poster saying "support food service workers at York"

The York Cross-Campus Alliance has released a new six-minute video in support of food service workers at York. Represented by UNITE HERE Local 75, food service workers staged a one-day strike last week and continue to bargain for decent wages, good working conditions, and respect and dignity at work.

You may view the new video here (YouTube) and here (Facebook). Please share with your students, co-workers, and colleagues.

As bargaining continues, here’s how you can help the workers win a fair deal:

  1. Join the second solidarity rally on Wednesday, February 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Tim Hortons, Central Square. Feel free to bring your own signs, placards, or banners. Watch footage of the first solidarity rally here.
  2. Do not use any Aramark food service locations on campus. A full list of non-Aramark food service locations (including caterers) is available here.
  3. Continue to promote Over a thousand letters in support of food service workers have been sent to York President Mamdouh Shoukri. Please click on to send a message, if you haven’t done so already.

The Cross-Campus Alliance includes:

Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 1356 (CUPE 1356)
Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3903 (CUPE 3903)
York Federation of Students (YFS)
York University Faculty Association (YUFA)
York University Graduate Students’ Association (YUGSA)
York University Staff Association (YUSA)

Together, they represent tens of thousands of students, staff and faculty at York University.

For more information, please email