Laurel Fletcher, Saru Jayaraman, and Allison Davenport have just published a report, “Working Below the Line: How the Subminimum Wage for Tipped Restaurant Workers Violates International Human Rights Standards” that documents significant human rights deprivations for low-wage tipped workers in the U.S. restaurant industry. Read the report here.
Wanted to remind folks that the Students for Sustainability http://ssc.union.illinois.edu/ are meeting for a potluck to celebrate Food Day. This will be in Murphy Lounge, Campus YMCA 1001 S. Wright Street from 3.30 to 6.00 PM. The day will take October 24 as a day to “resolve to make changes in our own diets and […]
Part 1 of the Symposium on American Food Resilience (13 articles) has now been published in the September issue of the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (http://link.springer.com/journal/13412/5/3/page/1#page-1). Part 2 (14 articles) will be in the December issue. The entire collection is exciting in the diversity of its coverage, as experts on various aspects of […]
Start getting your questions ready. On September 10th, our Department of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences will welcome Tom Vilsack to speak on “The role of public research universities in addressing international food security.” We’d like to encourage folks to turn out for this event – and come prepared with some challenging questions. While over […]