A Thousand Words: Rally for BDS

Nearly 200 students, Brown Dining Services workers and members of various civic groups from Providence gathered in front of University Hall Thursday to rally for health care reform.

Concerns about negotiations on the renewal of the BDS workers’ contract, which expires Oct. 12, brought the groups together on the Main Green in support of the workers. Representatives for the workers and the University have met to bargain over health care and pension benefits. Cuts to workers’ benefits have been discussed during negotiations.

The ralliers also called for health care reform on the state and national levels and marched to Whole Foods after speeches on the Main Green.

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Photos by Nick Sinnott-Armstrong, Claire Huang and Lara Press / Herald.

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