From In These Times
By: David Moberg | April 11, 2012
As undergraduate students at Harvard, Devi Lockwood and Jia Hui Lee would typically have little reason to know Rosa de la Rosa or Heather Nichols, who work just a few miles from Harvard Yard cleaning guest rooms and staffing the front desk, respectively, at Le Meridien Hotel.
But Lockwood and Lee, overcoming the classic town-gown social divide, have successfully joined with fellow students in the school’s Student-Labor Action Movement to win a major victory that may help Rosa and Nichols win a union to help change what they describe as appalling working conditions at the hotel.
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