Clarion University’s food service employees’ desire for unionization prompted them to stage a rally on the steps of the Eagle Commons Dining Hall on Tuesday afternoon.
“We are here to support a union for food service workers coming into Clarion University,” said Jamie Smith, a Chartwells food service employee at the university. “We are doing this for job security, to be treated fairly and for better wages.”
A university representative said a new food service company, Aramark, will replace Chartwells as the university’s current provider. The contract was awarded through a bidding process. Aramark has been advertising locally for food service workers to be employed by the company at the university.