privatization http://wemu.org en Ann Arbor Schools Hire Company For Custodial Work http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-schools-hire-company-custodial-work <div>The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education has approved hiring company to run its custodial services starting in July. &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Ann Arbor News reports </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">114 custodians will no longer be employees of the district as of June 30. Crew chiefs also would be laid off.&nbsp;</span></div><div> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:00:17 +0000 Associated Press 47208 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Schools Hire Company For Custodial Work Ann Arbor School Custodians Consider Co-op To Keep Jobs http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-school-custodians-consider-co-op-keep-jobs <div>Custodians with Ann Arbor schools are considering forming a worker-owned cooperative as part of an effort to keep their jobs if their work is outsourced by the district. &nbsp; &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The custodians' union </span>AFSCME<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Local 1128 voted Saturday to pursue forming the cooperative. The Ann Arbor News reports </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;the district could contract with the co-op for custodial work without paying into the state retirement system for school employees.</span></div><div> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:19:27 +0000 Associated Press 47082 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor School Custodians Consider Co-op To Keep Jobs Board Nixes Privatization Plan http://wemu.org/post/board-nixes-privatization-plan <p>Ypsilanti&#39;s school board says it will not&nbsp;</p><p>privatize custodial services.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 13:29:09 +0000 Bob Eccles 15477 at http://wemu.org