Union concessions could prevent outsourcing of custodians in Michigan district

April 6, 2007
Grosse Pointe schools had proposed privatizing custodial services to save money.

A contentious proposal to privatize custodians in the Grosse Pointe (Mich.) public school system could be off the table if their union ratifies a plan to pick up more health care costs and retirement benefits. The plan to replace custodians with a private company caused an outcry from parents in the 8,900-student district. A tentative two-year deal between Grosse Pointe Public Schools and the custodians' union this week would keep the district from privatizing the services, but with heavy concessions for the workers.

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