The students, faculty members, and other community members surrounding Northwestern University are very concerned about the school’s plan to hire Sodexo, a company known for its outsourcing, human rights violations, and general violations of policies of its school employers
Sodexo has been found charging schools too much for its services, violating worker rights in reports written by Human Rights Watch, and intimidating workers who wish to speak up and unionize. The company, which considers itself a progressive operation, has even gone as far as firing its US workers who attempt to unionize. All of these actions are directly against what a liberal arts education strives—or, at least, should strive—to teach.
The university has promised to make a decision by this week, so they need to hear more comments from community members, students, and concerned citizens all across the country as soon as possible. If you wish to learn more or to stand with the school in its wishes to not employ this company with a shady past, please click here. You can also call the school President Dr. Joseph E. Aoun at 617-373-2101.
To read the Human Rights Watch report on Sodexo and find out more about the company, click here.