Tag: Opportunity Partners

News

Opportunity Partners’ contracts ended

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, Café Mac ended the contracts of nine Bon Appétit workers. The workers had been hired through Opportunity Partners, a Minnesota nonprofit that advocates for people with disabilities. On Thursday, Feb. 18, a group of Macalester students, including Café Mac employees and members of the Income Inequality Commission (IIC), presented a petition…

Opinion

A follow up on the Café Mac firings

I would like to take this opportunity to respond to Café Mac’s reply to my original opinion editorial, “Café Mac workers fired.” (Editor’s note: Café Mac’s response editorial was published late last week online due to its time-sensitivity.) First off, Café Mac and I are making the same argument. Café Mac prefers “full-time, direct employees,”…

Opinion

Bon Appétit responds to “Café Mac workers fired”

Editors’ note: This article by Cafe Mac General Manager Chuck Parsons was not in the 2/19 print edition. It will run in the 2/26 print edition. To the Macalester Community: This letter is to address concerns that students have expressed about changes in Bon Appétit staffing. As you may be aware, the labor market in…

Opinion

Café Mac workers fired

Dear fellow Macalester students, My name is Jessie Miller, and I am one of the student managers at Café Mac with some unfortunate news to report. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, NINE of my co-workers were fired en masse without any advanced notice. The nine workers who were fired were all from Opportunity Partners, a group…