Friday, March 30, 2012
CSUMB students protest Sodexo Inc.
A group of CSUMB students staged a protest against food services provider Sodexo Inc., a multinational corporation that serves 10 million consumers in 6,000 locations every day.
Students protested what they call the company's monopolistic practices. Students have no choice but to buy the meals provided by the company, which they describe as overpriced.
"We sold food in front of the library for about 30-40 minutes and passed out fliers," said Michael Fredericksen, one of the organizers of the anti-Sodexo action. "Then we sold food in front of the Dining Commons, which is run by Sodexo, for about an hour. We passed out more fliers and chanted anti-Sodexo chants such as "Sodexo, you steal! You overcharge for meals!" and "All the students, they're aware! Sodexo's monopoly is unfair!"
The action was meant to break Sodexo's monopoly for food service on campus, Fredericksen said. And they plan to have more events like this.