Sodexho, the largest non-commercial food service provider in the world, has given NORPAC a deadline of February 15th to work with PCUN to establish a clear, just collective bargaining process enforced by a neutral third party. If NORPAC fails to meet this deadline, Sodexho has indicated they will end their purchases of NORPAC products. |
This is a huge breakthrough. An industry leader has recognized that NORPAC must deal with the issue of farm labor. This development would not have been possible without the active involvement of students across the United States, and in particular, the Campaign for Labor Rights. We thank Sodexho for the positive role they have taken to ensure justice in the fields, and we thank students for their activism.
As you may remember, food service provider Bon Appetit was the first to agree to remove NORPAC Foods products from university dining hall shelves, followed by ARAMARK last month.
We hope that NORPAC will take advantage of this opportunity to work with us to develop a collective bargaining process to be enforced by an independent commission, effectively bringing an end to this ten year boycott. We ask that everyone stay tuned to this struggle as the February 15th deadline approaches. We will keep you posted, in case your solidarity is needed in the future.