Call Aramark today!
Students and comunity members demand accountability and human rights: Aramark call-in days Nov 23 & 24!
November 23, 2009 - It's time to demand accountability and amplify our demand for human rights and fair wages in Aramark's supply chain. Call Aramark headquarters today!
Here's all the info you need — plus a sample script — to make your call to Aramark today. Click here for some vital background information on this action.
If no one will come to the phone, leave a voicemail. If someone does answer, be firm yet polite and try your best to leave a message with a real live person. Leave a voicemail if all else fails. Here are some main points to express:
Background: Since last spring, the Student/Farmworker Alliance -- in partnership with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers -- has led the national "Dine With Dignity" campaign calling on major food service provider corporations to work with the CIW to improve the wages and working conditions of farmworkers in their tomato supply chains.
As students -- whose tuition and meal plan dollars fatten the profits of corporations like Aramark -- we have the right and responsibility to know where the food served on our campuses comes from, under what conditions it was produced, and to demand accountability from our schools and the corporations they contract with. As part of "Dine With Dignity," SFA members and other CIW allies on campuses and in communities across the country have taken action, held educational events, written editorials, collected petitions, passed resolutions, and held meetings with their Dining directors and local Aramark representatives to express their concerns and their demand that Aramark address the human rights crisis in Florida's fields.
Local Aramark representatives on several campuses, however, refuse to even hold meetings with concerned students to talk about the issue of human rights and fair wages for farmworkers in Aramark's supply chain. These include the University of Houston, the University of Florida, the University of Texas-Austin, and Florida Gulf Coast University.
It's time to let Aramark know that this is unacceptable. It's time to demand accountability and human rights today!
PO Box 603, Immokalee, FL 34143 :: (239) 657-8311 :: organize (at) sfalliance.org