On food service menu: A little more R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Food is Love 9-9-19

Local 888 chapters have begun organizing for the Food Service Workers’ Recognition Week, slated for Oct. 14 to 18.

“It’s a great idea — and long overdue,” said Karen Warren, president of the Brockton cafeteria workers chapter. “I think this will be a very positive step for food service workers, who have not been getting the recognition they deserve.”

The state, municipal and school food service workers in Massachusetts are dedicated to serving the children in our schools, clients in their homes, and patients and veterans in hospitals and nursing facilities. These workers deliver healthy, high-quality food. They also use their expertise to take care of those with food allergies and special dietary needs.

The goal of the week is to honor food service workers, including through related programs and activities. Warren said she believes that numerous candidates running for mayor and City Council this year will be eager to jump on the bandwagon and support the Food Service Workers’ Recognition Week.

The Brockton chapter has 195 members, which includes people who work from 20 hours per week to a full 40 hours per week. Warren works as a cafeteria manager at Brockton High School

Learn more about food service workers’ week at www.seiu888.org/cafe and “like” us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Cafeteria-Workers-United-in-SEIU-Local-888-2006616322968670/. If you have any questions, contact Ian Adelman, iadelman@seiu888.org.

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