Document Description: Following the conclusion of the first Foodworkers’ Strike in May 1969, the University, in an effort to distance themselves from any reprisal of events that spring, signed a contract to turn over the operations of the dining halls to a private company, SAGA Food Services. By the end of the summer, SAGA had laid off many part-time workers and low-wage workers on the campus were still waiting for the University to fulfill promises that it had made that spring, including increasing pay. On November 7, 1969, almost 250 foodworkers, now members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union, began a second strike, demanding once again increased pay and the hiring of Black supervisors.
Document Type: Cartoon
Document Collection: The Daily Tar Heel
Campus Space: Lenoir Hall and Manning Hall