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Students Support Workers; Boycott Slater Services

Date: March 29, 1969

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Description: This March 28, 1969, article from The Carolinian, the student newspaper of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), reports on a student boycott related to the the UNCG food service workers' strike of March 27-April 2, 1967. The UNCG Student Government Association and student radio staion, WEHL, had been involved in the boycott, and SGA had also requested an appropriation from its general fund to buy food for supporters. 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. A box accompanying the article details UNCG's policy on demonstrations.

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Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Carolinian

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.3.847

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