Campus Food Service Staff

Pomona College, Claremont, CA

California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA

Ash Wednesday Service at Pomona College

People of faith are joining the struggle to ensure that those who work in food service are treated with dignity and respect in the workplace. Food service workers often complete the workload of 2-3 people, all too frequently working without breaks or off-the-clock to finish their job responsibilities. As a result this workload, many workers experience high injury rates, leading to debilitating injuries. CLUE LA challenges the food service industry to provide adequate training, and safe working conditions, as well as to treat its workers with the respect and dignity that they deserve. This past year, students, faculty, and clergy walked with workers at Cal Lutheran University as they organized for union recognition. Food Service workers at Cal Lutheran voted overwhelmingly to unionize so that they could negotiate for better wages, healthcare, and a voice on the job.

At Pomona College, Dining Hall Workers have faithfully served the college by feeding students, faculty, and the administration. Many have been serving for decades. The Dining Hall Workers are demanding a fair process in which to organize because, as members of the community, they too deserve to be treated with dignity and respect in the workplace. CLUE-LA stands with these brave workers as they organize for a more just workplace.


Song and Prayer for those who labor tirelessly for the food service industry on college campuses throughout Los Angeles. 


Ignacio Castuera demands a fair election for the Pomona College food service workers. 







Get Involved

  • If you're a student, talk to workers on your campus about their working conditions! (That's exactly how the effort at Pomona College began.)

  • Contact us at [email protected] to learn how you can contribute your time and talents to helping campus food staff!

  • DONATE today to empower us to continue to support campus food staff members throughout LA county. 

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