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Cafeteria Workers Speak about Campaign for Fresh Cooking

On June 28, two leaders from the New Haven Public School cafeterias, Jasanea Hernandez and Shirley Bookert,  were invited to speak about our campaign for fresh cooking on a local radio station, Radio Amor. In the interview, conducted in Spanish and English by Pastor Moses Mercedes, the workers denounce the prevalence of frozen and processed… Read more »

How Many Cooks Does It Take To Feed Kids Well?

Declaring New Haven’s nationally recognized school food program “in decline,” cafeteria workers called on the mayor to invest in more scratch cooking—and more cooks.The workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 217, delivered that message in a visit to Mayor John DeStefano at City Hall. They handed him a copy of a new report calling on… Read more »

Cafeteria workers say to New Haven Public Schools: Let’s Cook!

Today, New Haven Public School (NHPS) cafeteria workers—members of UNITE HERE Local 217—released a report that underscores the need to bring back fresh cooked food to our schools. Entitled “Healthy Kids First: Why cafeteria workers want to cook fresh meals in New Haven Public Schools,” the report is the result of extensive surveys of frontline… Read more »

DENIED: Lodges at Phenix Glen Vote

The City Council tonight is expected to vote on the Lodges at Phenix Glen – a 192 unit high end residential apartment complex proposed off Phenix Avenue near the Cranston Animal Shelter and Route 37 and Interstate 295.

May Day rally focuses on immigrants

PROVIDENCE –– Chanting “the people united will never be defeated” and “no justice, no peace,” more than 200 people marched through the city’s streets Wednesday, before arriving at the State House for a May Day rally marked by calls for more protection for immigrant workers and for immigration reform.

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