Action Alert: Call Aramark in the Texas Union!
Students and community members demand accountability, transparency, and human rights!
Since last spring, Fair Food Austin has participated in the national Dine With Dignity campaign calling on major foodservice providers to work with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to improve the wages and working conditions of farmworkers in their tomato supply chains. In Austin, we have met with Aramark representatives at the University of Texas on several occasions, as well as published op-eds in the Daily Texan. Still, Aramark has yet to sign an agreement with the CIW. Now it’s time to increase the pressure on Aramark, both locally and in communities across the country.
Here’s all the info you need — plus a sample script — to make your call to Aramark today.
- Henry Jackson, Aramark Director of Dining Services (UT-Austin), 512.475.6500
- Cory Bourg, Aramark District Manager, 210.232.7063
If Mr. Jackson does not answer the phone, leave a voicemail. If he does answer, be firm yet polite. Here are some talking points:
- "Hi, my name is X, (I’m a student / community member / member of X organization), and I’m calling in support of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a Florida-based farmworker organization."
- "I’m concerned that Aramark has yet to sign an agreement with the CIW to improve wages and working conditions for Florida tomato harvesters, especially since Aramark’s competitor — the Compass Group — signed sfaatx so we can track participation!
Thanks — Fair Food Austin