Janitors to vote on new contract Saturday


After two days of negotiations, the Service Employees International Union, the labor union representing USC custodial staff, has reached an agreement about the workers’ labor contract with their employer, Aramark. USC service workers will be voting on whether or not to accept the terms of the new labor contract on Saturday at the SEIU headquarters. […]

George Lucas pledges funds for diversity in entertainment


In an effort to increase the number of minority storytellers in the entertainment industry, USC announced yesterday that the George Lucas Family Foundation will apportion $10 million from a previous donation to fund the education and recruitment of black and Hispanic students. “This gift will nurture the next generation of artists, supporting scholarships that enhance […]

Janitors speak about their fight for wages, benefits


Salvador Hernandez still remembers when he started working at USC almost 25 years ago, even down to the day he first stepped on campus — April 9, 1991. The school was smaller back then, he said, and quieter, a good environment for his work as a janitor, which often required him to clean nearly every […]