Notre Dame Hunger Strike
Today, Notre Dame students are ending a five-day hunger strike with a rally and mass calling on the university to take concrete action against HEI Hotels and Resorts, a company in which the university is invested. Since fall of 2008, students have raised concerns about the unethical labor practices of HEI by leafleting, protesting, meeting with administrators and organizing teach-ins on campus with HEI hotel workers who are leading the struggle for justice at their workplace.
Click here to email and fax President Jenkins and Chief Investment Officer Scott Malpass:
Students argue that the way in which HEI treats its workers is in direct conflict with Catholic Social Teaching on workers' rights, including the right to dignity, respect, fair wages, and to organize. Notre Dame claims to uphold these teachings in its investment policy, but the administration has yet to take seriously the injustices facing HEI workers and has even disciplined students for handing out leaflets about the company. The hunger strike is a call for the university to uphold its professed Catholic mission in its investment practices.
Call President Jenkins and let him know how you feel (sample text provided):
President Jenkins, University of Notre Dame
"President Jenkins, my name is _____ and I am calling from ________ in
solidarity with the HEI workers struggling for justice and the the
Notre Dame students on hunger strike. Please, do the right thing and
respect workers' rights - divest from HEI!"
Spread the word, and call/email/fax in solidarity today!
1. Click the link at the top of the page to email and fax, make the
call and then forward this email to all friends and group email lists
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