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SLATER WORKERS STRIKE
March 28, 1969
This March 28, 1969, article from The Carolinian, the student newspaper of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), reports on the beginning on the UNCG food service workers' strike of March 27-April 2, 1967. In this article, the Carolinian reports that strikers might not have left their jobs if there had been assurances that activist workers would not be dismissed. An attached statement by Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson stresses the need for a calm and legal response. Some twenty-five largely minority workers walked out based on specific complaints related to pay rates, working hours, overtime provisions, wage reviews, breaks, severance requirements, and dismissal requirements, and there was also a student boycott of the cafeteria. The strike was resolved with some concessions, and food service contractor ARA Slater retained its contract with UNCG.
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