Wichita State Sodexo resolution!

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Here's some excerpts:

WHEREAS, As students and members of the campus community we have the right to know where the food served on our campus comes from and under what conditions it is produced, and the right to have a say in the contracting and procurement policies of our university; and [...]
WHEREAS, Major food service providers like Sodexo purchase a tremendous amount of tomatoes, serving them to students at schools across the country; and
WHEREAS, Florida tomato pickers are some of the most exploited workers in the country, suffering from sub-poverty wages, no overtime pay, and in the most extreme cases, modern-day slavery; and therefore be it resolved
RESOLVED, the Wichita State University Student Government Association urges Sodexo to meet with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, agree to pay a penny more per pound to directly improve Florida tomato pickers' wages, and, together with the CIW, implement an enforceable, human rights-based Code of Conduct for its tomato supply chain; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,  that the Student Government Association also urges the Wichita State University administration to publicly call on Sodexo to do the same; and
RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be respectfully forwarded to Dr. Donald Beggs, President of Wichita State University [...] and Arlin Wasserman, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Sodexo...


Visit http://www.sfalliance.org today to see the entire resolution and to take action.

Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA) is a national network of students and youth organizing with farmworkers to eliminate sweatshop conditions and modern-day slavery in the fields.

For more information on how to get involved in the campaign and demand that Sodexo, Aramark, and Compass take responsibility for human rights violations in their tomato supply chains, visit: http://www.sfalliance.org

Contact email: organize@sfalliance.org