Check out this article by Erin O’Donnell about Real Food Real Jobs’ Food Day Event:
Christine Hamlett-Williams, who has worked in food service at American University for over 30 years and is currently an employee of Bon Appetit, delivered the event’s keynote address. Recollecting learning to plant, grow, and harvest food alongside her mother, Hamlett-Williams said, “I was born and raised in North Carolina. I worked as a sharecropper. So, trust me, I know what real food looks like. I’m more than just a cashier.” She said, “life is like a garden” and urged the event’s attendees to “plant seeds of kindness, respect, and peace” in their communities.
Local 23 is a union of food service and hotel workers fighting for better wages, employment protections and the right to cook real food for their customers. Workers at 5 Universities in the District are engaged in contract negotiations now. Read the full article here: Food Day in DC: “I know what real food looks like. I’m more than just a cashier.”.