update from pcun (www.pcun.org)
hmm, ARAMARK Canada has joined the boycott.
Sodexho USA agrees to investigate NORPAC boycott
October 23, 2001
We're pleased to announce that Sodexho USA, one of the
largest food service providers has agreed to
investigate the conditions surrounding the NORPAC boycott. To
date, the company met with representatives of PCUN and
has agreed to look further into the issue . Sodexho
services some 750 college campuses nationwide.
As an act of good faith on our part, PCUN has
temporarily suspended its Sodexho campaign on college campuses
nationwide while the company investigates the facts
surrounding the boycott. However, if Sodexho declines to
remove NORPAC products, we will have no choice but to
aggressively resume our campaign.
There is little doubt that student activism has played
a key role in facilitating Sodexho's engagement on
this issue. We need to spread the word about Sodexho's
actions and recognize this historic breakthrough. We
also need to make sure that students across the U.S. are
prepared to take action should the company decide not
to support the boycott. PCUN President Ramon Ramirez
is currently conducting a speaking tour to Eastern
college campuses next week to continue educating students
about the conditions facing farmworkers employed on
NORPAC farms. Plans are currently underway to organize a
January speaking tour.
Remember, Sodexho has yet to agree to remove NORPAC
products from their campus. At the same time, groups
such as the Prison Moratorium Project and unions like
H.E.R.E. continue to struggle with the company regarding
a variety of issues and very much need on-going
student support click here to learn more.
To date, Bon Appetit, Sodexho Canada, and ARAMARK
Canada have all committed to not using NORPAC Foods, Inc.
products for the duration of the boycott.
We will keep you posted as to any new developments.
Remember, student activism is key to us getting this