TCU food workers unionize

Other workers in the region are also considering unionization.

DALLAS—TCU’s cafeteria workers recently ratified their first union contract, and other workers in the region are considering unionization.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1000 union is coordinating with workers at five other universities this summer. The Grapevine-based labor union represents food service and production workers in North Texas and Oklahoma.
“We’re joining the fight at this point because we’ve been reached out to by so many Sodexo workers,” said Anthony Elmo, the union’s communications and political director.

The UFCW is targeting Sodexo, a food service company with U.S. headquarters in Maryland. Sodexo provides dining services at hundreds of universities, including Texas Christian University, Dallas Baptist University and Texas A&M-Commerce.