NORTHVILLE, Mich. — Northville school support staff prevented the contracting of custodial, transportation and food services by accepting $1.2 million in concessions, according to the Northville Record.

The union agreed to a three-year contract which will include a 2 percent pay reduction, a freeze on salary steps, annual payments of $390 for health care and a revised pay schedule for new employees. The new wage schedule is a 22 percent decrease from the current system, the Record reported.

"The board is deeply grateful to the custodial, transportation and food service staff for their support in reaching this agreement," Board President Joan Wadsworth told the Record. "We recognize the sacrifice involved. We are delighted to be able to keep our terrific staff and know that the school community is delighted as well."

SOURCE:
Northville Record, "Privatization Dropped," June 26, 2008

FURTHER READING:
Mackinac Center for Public Policy, "Privatization Rolls on Despite Rhetorical Opposition," June 9, 2008

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