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John Jay No Longer Quite So Hot

Bwog imagines this is what the pizza oven looked like

Bwog imagines this is what the pizza oven must’ve looked like

Thanks to the 1100-signature petition delivered by Student–Worker Solidarity to Columbia Dining, John Jay Dining Hall workers no longer have to endure a ridiculously hot kitchen. Pizza-baking, which apparently puts out a lot of heat, has been moved downstairs until Dining can put in better ventilation.

Press release:

This evening, workers at John Jay excitedly informed SWS that the kitchens had become drastically cooler. According to the dining staff in a Tuesday meeting with the administration, Scott Wright, VP of Campus Services, informed workers that in response to SWS’ administrative confrontations and dining hall protests, they decided to turn off the upstairs pizza oven and prepare food downstairs until a long term ventilation solution could be reached. Workers reported that the next day the kitchens were considerably cooler.

According to one worker, “It’s much better. You guys made a big difference. It fell on deaf ears when we told the administration, but when you guys got involved they suddenly came through. On a scale of one to ten, y’all were a twelve.”

SWS welcomes the news that these stopgap safety measures have begun to be implemented despite prior resistance from the administration. While these preliminary changes are encouraging, SWS will continue to hold the administration accountable to their long term promise to make John Jay Dining Hall, and all university workplaces, a safe place to work.

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6 Comments

  • Congrats SWS says:

    @Congrats SWS I hope you are all proud of yourselves. You got to play Marxist worker revolutionary today!

    1. what a jackass says:

      @what a jackass These students put in time and effort to ensure that the people who cooked for them every day were working in humane conditions. What the fuck have you done lately?

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous I thought that maybe the troll just meant that workers in the past and in other parts of the world have endured far worse. I see how John Jay working conditions could be called a trivial problem.

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous I agree with the original comment. If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen (quite literally)

    3. Someone should retake CC says:

      @Someone should retake CC lol treating workers humanely =/= Marxism.

    4. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous The only thing weaker than John Jay’s AC is this troll. Put some effort in, man.

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