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Date: March 29, 1969

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Description: This March 29, 1969, article from The Carolinian, the student newspaper of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), reports that the UNCG Student Government Association (SGA) had voted to support striking food service workers who walked off the job on March 27, 1967. SGA also approved a resolution calling for better food quality and cleanliness standards, more meal pan options, and “considerable reservation” of whether ARA Slater should retain the food service contract. 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. Strikers returned to work on April 2, 1967. The strike was resolved with some concessions, and food service contractor ARA Slater retained its contract with UNCG. Two photos of the SGA meeting are included with the article.


Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Carolinian

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.3.843

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