Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

An illustration of two green arms holding hands. One wears an orange wristband with the word “SOLR,” and the other wears a blue wristband with the words “Campus Workers.” A white box with a black exclamation mark in it is in the middle of the illustration.

Campus workers discuss mistreatment, poor conditions at James Allen Center

November 10, 2022

Workers at the Kellogg School of Management’s James Allen Center have been advocating for their rights for months, asking managers to treat them with respect, hire more staff and honor their contract. Valentina...

Outside doors of building with a poster that reads “COVID Testing Entrance,” and other direction signage.

Campus workers report lack of communication from Northwestern about COVID-19

April 28, 2022

As Northwestern experiences an elevated number of COVID-19 cases on campus this month, some workers say the University’s communication about the status of the pandemic has been nonexistent.  Earlier...

A worker pushing a cart in Allison Dining Hall.

SOLR releases petition calling on Compass to honor its contract with workers

April 26, 2022

Students Organizing for Labor Rights publicized a petition Monday advocating for Northwestern and its food service provider, Compass Group, to respect dining and service workers and honor the contract...

A dining worker serves food.

Northwestern grapples with high number of open jobs among labor shortages

April 19, 2022

Despite a strong job market and a low unemployment rate, Northwestern is among the many employers across the country that have faced a unique problem since 2021: they can’t find enough workers.  At...

Two people sit in conversation in the living room of University Christian Ministry. They are surrounded by people sitting on couches and foldable chairs.

Compass worker discusses ongoing negotiations, prospect of strike at SOLR, UCM event

October 6, 2021

Valentina Espinosa just started her 17th year working as a housekeeper at Northwestern’s James Allen Center, now subcontracted under Compass Group.  She is a single mother of a daughter who uses...

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