December 14, 2023

Dear members of the Connecticut College community,

I am writing today to let you know that the College has received a request from a labor organization, UNITE HERE Local 217, to represent our Dining Services staff.

Be assured that the College will work in good faith with UNITE HERE and the National Labor Relations Board to ensure that our Dining Services employees can freely discuss this issue and participate in a fair election to decide whether they will be represented by the union.

We will keep you informed of developments as they occur. Please know that Conn values all of our employees and that we will listen, collaborate and, if our Dining Services staff decide on union representation, do our part to make collective bargaining a mutually beneficial process for employees and management.

We look forward to a process and a solution that sustains the respect we have for our employees and each other.


Les Wong, Ph.D.
Interim President

Reginald White
Vice President of Human Resources/Interim Vice President for Dining Services

Katherine Bergeron