5,000 Yale Workers Start Five-Day Strike

From Times Wire Reports

Picket lines were set up across the Yale University campus as unions representing about 5,000 service workers kicked off a five-day strike to protest deadlocked contract talks.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson and New Haven clergy marched with a few thousand workers, community leaders and students through New Haven’s streets to a rally just outside the Yale campus.

All but one campus dining hall was closed because of the walkout. The university had given students $170 rebates on their room and board charges to buy meals.