BLOOMFIELD HILLS — After seeking bids from companies
to provide its custodial and transportation services, Bloomfield Hills Schools
decided to accept concessions from its support service union, according to the
Rochester Eccentric. The savings the union offered were commensurate with
offers from private firms.
The district signed
a five-year contract with its union — which is represented by the American
Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees — that may save the
district $2.1 million. Savings come from a wage reduction and freeze for
the first three years of the contract, an increase in employee health care
contributions and changes in vacation and holiday schedules, according to the
In February, the
district also decided to consolidate its buildings for an anticipated savings
of $2.3 million.
Reference: "Bloomfield Hills Schools won't privatize
services," Rochester Eccentric, April 5, 2009