As we ring in the new year, and let old acquaintance be forgot, there is just one thing we haven’t left behind from last year: our contract fight with Whitsons Culinary Group.
In June of 2017 we began contract negations with Whitsons’ Culinary Group, under the impression that our new employer would settle a contract similar to our old one. Instead we found our contract and our livelihoods under attack. We decided there was only one thing to do: band together and fight back! This fight has not been easy. We have agreed to many cost-saving measures for Whitson’s, including changes to our paid time off and healthcare, but Whitson’s continues to come after our standard of living. It's clear that Whitson's views schools lunches as a for profit business.