Union loses cleaning work at 22 schools

Source: Susan Snyder, Philadelphia Inquirer (PA), Fri, Dec. 30, 2005

The Philadelphia School District has hired a private company to take over the cleaning responsibilities in 22 of its largest high schools – a move that has angered the custodial workers’ union. Paul Vallas, district chief executive, said poor attendance and low productivity had spurred the decision this month to take the work away from Local 1201 of the Service Employees International Union.