Monday, May 16, 2016

Grand Hotel Reminder

If there are plans to save a few grand by staffing the Grand Hotel with outside contractors, the UC-Berkeley campus keeps reminding us why that is unlikely happen (or last very long if it does):

After seven months of protests by campus employees and studentsUC Berkeley finalized plans to insource 69 campus workers from three private contract companies last week.

The decision to insource workers was part of the Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan, a broader university movement aiming to support campus employees andraise their salaries, campus spokesperson Janet Gilmore said in an email. She added that campus officials have coordinated with AFSCME, a labor union representing UC workers, to work out appointment details since March.
The campus has offered employment to all formerly contracted night shift and athletic custodians, as well as campus parking attendants contracted through LAZ Parking, according to Gilmore. She also noted that workers from ABM and Performance First were also given priority employment with the university...

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