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Union representatives, DePaul workers, and student supporters gather outside of the Student Center before delivering Chartwells petition for new worker demands.

DePaul students call for extended safety protections for Chartwells workers

Corey Schmidt, Staff Writer September 10, 2020

Chartwells employee — and father of three — Marcus Grant is concerned about his health insurance being removed after Aug. 31. “It would be devastating for a lot of us because a lot of us have...

Le'Denise Henderson, a Chartwells barista who was laid off, speaks to protesters.

COLUMN: DePaul needs to do right by Chartwells employees

Joanna Ewida, Contributing Writer September 6, 2020

I grew up in a large family, both immediate and extended, with a strong cultural influence. We all live within 10 minutes from one another to this day. Leaving home left some gaps for me and my daily life...

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SGA demands extension of COVID-19 protections for Chartwells workers

Theodora Koulouvaris, Staff Writer August 26, 2020

The cabinet members of DePaul’s Student Government Association (SGA) passed a statement demanding that Chartwells extend COVID-19 protections for its workers in a cabinet meeting Monday. In an open...

Le'Denise Henderson, a Chartwells barista who was laid off, speaks to protesters.

Chartwells employees, students advocate for laid-off workers

Nika Schoonover and Marcus Robertson June 20, 2020

On Friday, June 19, Chartwells' dining workers marched and rallied with DePaul University students to call for compensation after they were laid off in March as a result of the pandemic. The march is also...

DePaul community organization launches Action Week plan in support of Chartwells employees

DePaul community organization launches Action Week plan in support of Chartwells employees

Grace Del Vecchio, Contributing Writer May 27, 2020

After DePaul announced in March that the university would be moving to remote classes for the remainder of Spring Quarter, students and community members formed the DePaul Community Accountability Alliance...

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SGA demands protections for Chartwells workers in resolution

Grace Del Vecchio, Contributing Writer May 11, 2020

DePaul’s Student Government Association (SGA) released a resolution today that demands protections for Chartwells dinings workers contracted by DePaul.  The resolution was written by Kelly Garcia,...

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Chartwells employee at DePaul tests positive for coronavirus

Patsy Newitt and Ella Lee April 30, 2020

A sous chef working for Chartwells, DePaul’s contracted dining service, tested positive for COVID-19 on April 24.  The worker’s last day on site was three days prior, the day that he took the test....

DePaul students get food in the dining area at the DePaul Center in the Loop.

Union asks DePaul to ensure pay for laid-off Chartwells employees

Lacey Latch, Print Managing Editor April 8, 2020

A few weeks ago, Yasmin Vinalay was a cook in the Lincoln Park Student Center, her ninth year working for Chartwells — the dining service contracted by DePaul. She and hundreds of others like her on...

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Statewide call-in protest to urge universities to pay sub-contract workers

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief April 3, 2020

Administrators at some major Illinois universities can expect their phone lines to be busy Friday. In an effort to support those who have lost work during the COVID-19 pandemic, subcontracted workers...

DePaul students with Halal diet worry about lack of transparency from dining hall

DePaul students with Halal diet worry about lack of transparency from dining hall

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor April 29, 2019

A group of students gather in the Student Center for a feast like no other as the chef responsible for the meal looks on proudly. It’s right after DePaul’s spring break in 2014 and Chartwells is unveiling...

SGA and Chartwells team up on new sustainability efforts

SGA and Chartwells team up on new sustainability efforts

Emma Oxnevad, Assistant News Editor September 17, 2018

DePaul Dining Services have employed a number of new sustainable options for the school year. According to a document sent out by DePaul Facility Operations before the start of the quarter, styrofoam...

Students blast changes to meal plans

Students blast changes to meal plans

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor September 10, 2018

DePaul’s Dining Services has undergone a drastic transformation as part of larger updates for the school year, much to the chagrin of students. The changes to Dining Services were approved and instituted...

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