Northeastern University workers announce Inauguration Day strike
Boston, MA – Food service workers at Northeastern University announced that they will be walking off of the job at 12:00 noon on Jan. 20, in protest of President-elect Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant and anti-worker policy proposals. The one-day, mid-contract work stoppage will continue through the rest of Inauguration Day. The workers are members of UNITE HERE Local 26, the same union which led a 22-day strike of food service workers at Harvard University last October.
The Northeastern workers will be joined by students who are walking out of classes and marching to the Boston Common, which will be the site of mass demonstrations throughout the afternoon and evening.